Happy Birthday to T. H. White

May 29th is the birthday of Terence Hanbury White, author of twenty-six published works, including his famed sequence of Arthurian novels, The Once and Future King. NYRB is proud to have in its Classics series The Goshawk, a book in which White chronicles his attempts to train a hawk. White’s Mistress Masham’s Repose, published by The New York Review Children’s Collection, is the story of a ten-year-old girl who discovers a community of Lilliputians living on a deserted island at the far end of her estate. Maria’s discovery leads to a thrilling adventure in this novel of true literary ingenuity.
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