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Reginald Arkell (1882–1959)

Author of Old Herbaceous: A Novel of the Garden

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Reginald Arkell (October 14 1881 – May 1, 1959[1]) was a British script writer and comic novelist who wrote many musical plays for the London theatre. The most popular of those was an adaptation of the spoof history book 1066 and All That: 1066—and all that: A Musical Comedy .
Arkell was born on 14 October 1882 at Lechlade, Gloucestershire, England, was educated at Burford Grammar School and trained as a journalist. He married actress Elizabeth Evans in 1912. During the First World War he served with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and The Norfolk Regiment. He also scripted a propaganda comic book, Bosch the soldier, illustrated by Alfred Leete. [2] Arkell died on 1 May 1959 at Cricklade, England.
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