Judge Henry Augustus Shute (1856-1943) was born and lived in Exeter, New Hampshire. He was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy (1875) and Harvard University (1879). He was a lawyer and a judge of the municipal court. In the 1890s, the Exeter News-Letter began publishing a weekly column of Shuteâ¿¿s recollections of his boyhood in Exeter. In 1902, his third book, The Real Diary of a Real Boy was published which provided Shute with national recognition. He went on to write a total of twenty books, including Brite and Fair (1920) and published extensively in the Saturday Evening Post (1925-1928). Amongst his other works are: â¿¿Sequilâ¿¿; or, Things Whitch Aint Finished in the First (1904) and Farming it (1909).