John William Wall (1910-1989) who used the pen name Sarban, received popularity as a British writer. He also followed a diplomatic career for over thirty years. Sarban’s writing career remained short and ended during the early 1950s. Born in Mexborough, Yorkshire attended school in the same area and studied English at Jesus College, Cambridge. He received a distinction, and during the same time studied Arabic. Wall worked at the Foreign Office initially as a teacher between 1966-1970 and thereafter at the Government Communications Offices. Some of his publications include The Sound of His Horn (1952), The Doll Maker and Other Tales of the Uncanny (1953) and Ringstones and Other Curious Tales (1951).
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