Arthur Mee

a biography

Keith Crawford

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A biography of the journalist and children's editor and writer, Arthur Mee (1875-1943). It draws on approximately 700 letters sent by Mee to his friend John Derry, as well as letters between Mee and Alfred Harmsworth. The book aims to enable readers to locate the brand of Arthur Mee as journalist and children's editor/author within the wider cultural, political and social context of England c. 1900-1943 and provide an antidote to the overly romanticized nostalgia attached to Mee's name. There is a focus on Mee's patriotism, faith and belief in Empire, and discussion of his creation of the Children s Encyclopaedia and Children s Newspaper.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge, United Kingdom
PublisherThe Lutterworth Press
Number of pages196
ISBN (Print)9780718844615, 9780718894351
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Crawford, K. (2016). Arthur Mee: a biography. Cambridge, United Kingdom: The Lutterworth Press.