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TH White in Alderney

Edition of the arts documentary magazine programme. The writer of The Sword in the Stone talks to Robert Robinson at his Alderney home. TH White reveals the connection he sees between physical health and literary skill and explains why he feels he should be able to do everything he writes about, whether it's hunting for food or deep-sea diving. (1959)

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45 minutes

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Sun 13 Sep 1959 10:05
BBC Television Service

Did You Know?

The Sword in the Stone was originally seen by White as a stand-alone novel, but he later wrote three sequels continuing the story of King Arthur and his court. Together, the four instalments are known as The Once and Future King.


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