Author:Desmond Coke

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Desmond Coke

British author and poet; wrote for both children and adults.


(Dates may not be accurate)

  • The Comedy of Age (1906)
  • The Bending of a Twig (1906) ["Books about boys"]
    • The Bending of a Twig (Revised, 1908) ["Books for boys"]
  • The Call (1907)
  • The Pedestal (1908)
  • The Golden Key. A comedy of temperaments (1909)
  • Beauty for Ashes. A Comedy of Caste (1910)
  • Wilson's (1911) ["Books about boys"]
  • The Cure. A Psychologic Farce (1912)
  • Helena Brett's Career (1913)
  • Youth, Youth...! (1919) (collection) ["Books about boys"]
  • The Nouveau Poor. A romance of real life in West London after the late war (1921)
  • The Monkey Tree (1929)
  • Stanton (1931)

Children's fiction[edit]

  • The House Prefect (1907)
  • The School Across the Road. A book for boys (1909)
  • The Bending of a Twig (Revised ed. 1908)
  • The Worst House at Sherborough (1914)


  • Sandford of Merton. A story of Oxford life (1909)
  • The Chaps of Harton. A tale of frolic, sport and mystery at public school (1913)

Individual short stories[edit]


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1928.

The longest-living author of these works died in 1931, so these works are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 91 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.