Bel·loc(bĕl′ŏk′, -ək), Hilaire Full name Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc. 1870-1953.
French-born British writer. Considered a master of light English prose, he was also known widely for his droll verse, especially The Bad Child's Book of Beasts (1896).
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