Talbot Baines Reed

English author (1852-1893)

Talbot Baines Reed (3 April 185228 November 1893) was an English writer who specialised in boys' school stories.


  • Things never turn out in cricket as one expects.
    • The Fifth Form at St. Dominic's (1887).


  • Never did any man more enjoy work for its own sake. Reed would have written for no reward whatever; the demand for the product of his pen was more exciting than payment for it.
    • Stanley Morison, Talbot Baines Reed (1960).

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