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A collection of 22 novels by George Woden in original dust jackets.

Author Woden, George.
Title A collection of 22 novels by George Woden in original dust jackets.
Imprint London: Hutchinson (and others)
Date of Publication 1919-1951
Language English
Notes This set of 22 novels were presented by the author George Woden during the 1940s and 1950s to his daughter Margery Noel, better known as M. Noel Slaney (1915-2000), the Scottish artist. Unusually all have their original dust jackets and show a variety of artistic styles. The artists include Philip Youngman Carter, Ben Pares, Wyndham Payne, Ley Kenyon and Lance Cattermole. Woden was the pseudonym of George Wilson Slaney (1888-1978) who was born in Staffordshire of Scottish parents. He abandoned engineering to study art and music and eventually became a teacher in Glasgow, working there from 1913. He wrote over 30 works, including novels and plays, many of which were set in Scotland between 1913 and 1952. He was President of Scottish Pen from 1944-1947.
Shelfmark FB.s.922-943
Acquired on 28/07/08
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