T. H. White
1906-1964 [Terence Hanbury White]; b. 29 May, India, son of mbr. of Indian
Civil Service; ed. Cheltenham and Queen`s College, Cambridge; taught for
many years at Stowe; travelled to Ireland to fish and remained on passing
his most productive years at Doolistown farmhouse, nr. Trim, Co. Meath,
The Green Bay, or the Wicked Man Touches Wood [Songs for Sixpence,
No. 3](Cambridge: W. Heffer 1929), 33ll.; Mistress Nashams Response (1947); The Elephant and the Kangaroo (1948), a fable about
the second Flood, incl. teasing satires on those he met which caused offence;
The Age of Scandal: An Excursion through a Minor Period (London:
Jonathan Cape 1950); The Master (1957); The Once and Future
King [4 books] (1958); The Book of Merlyn (1977); The Maharajah
and Other Stories (1981). Also The Book of Beasts; The Goshawk [Wilder Places]; The Once and Future King (filmed by
Walt Disney); The Sword in the Stone.
Sylvia Townsend Warner, T. H. White: A Biography (1967).
Brian de Breffny, ed., Ireland: A Cultural Encyclopaedia (London:
Thames & Hudson 1982), p.348, remarks: a book of this kind [satire]
that should not be missed is The Elephant and the Kangaroo by T.