LANDON, Perceval. Hastings, Sussex 29.3.1869 — 23.7.1927. British Author, Traveller and Journalist. Son of Rev. Edward Henry L., of Huguenot descent, and Caroline Perceval. Educated at Forest School, Walthamstow. From 1888 studies at Hertford College, Oxford, graduated 1892. Called to the bar from Inner Temple. In 1899-1900 war correspondent of The Times in South African war, then started with Kipling and others a new daily paper The Friend. As correspondent of Daily Mail in Asia, in 1903-04 participated in the British expedition to Tibet, again reporting to The Times. Until WW I in various parts of Asia, during war also in European fronts. After war again travelling in different parts of the world. A close and life-long friend of Kipling. Unmarried.
Publications: Lhasa. An account of the country and people of central Tibet and of the progress of the mission sent there by the English government in the year 1903-4. 1-2. 410+360 p. L. 1905.
– Under the Sun: Impressions of Indian cities: with a chapter dealing with the later life of Nana Sahib . 12+288 p. L. 1906.
– 1857, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Indian mutiny. 140 p. L. 1907.
– Nepal. 1-2. 23+358, 8+363 p. L. 1928.
– Other works not related to South Asia.
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