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C.WALTER HODGES

 

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A COUNTRYMAN'S ANTHOLOGY
SHAKESPEARE'S SECOND GLOBE
THE NORMAN CONQUEST 1966
HUCKLEBERRY FYNN 1955
THE EMPEROR'S ELEPHANT
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C.Walter Hodges 1909 - 2004, distinguished and prolific author illustrator, much admired as a Shakespeare scholar He studied at Goldsmith's under Edmund Sullivan, and acquired a strength of drawing with line that to the end revealed the hand of his teacher. He illustrated over a hundred books, and wrote many of them himself.

He taught at the Brighton School of Art when it became the Polytechnic, and at Lewes prison. He was 95 when he died. He had been married for 55 years to the remarkable Greta Becker who pre-deceased him. Cecil Bacon (another Radio Times Illustrator) spoke of him with the greatest affection and respect.

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