Arthur Koestler (1905–1983)

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Born in Budapest, Koestler worked as a journalist and scientific editor in Paris and Berlin before settling in Britain and becoming a British citizen in 1948. Author of political novels such as 'Darkness at Noon' from 1940 and of works relating to parapsychology, biology and the history of science, such as 'The Case of the Midwife Toad' from 1971.

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Arthur Koestler (1905–1983)






H 27.9 x W (?) x D (?) cm

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purchased, 1984

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