Craigie, David

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Pseudonym used by theatre costume designer, illustrator and author Dorothy Glover (1901-1971) on her sf books for Young Adults. As Dorothy Craigie, she wrote numerous stories for younger children, from Summersalts Circus (1947) to Nicky and Nigger Join the Circus (1960); also as Dorothy Craigie she illustrated children's books, including Graham Greene's four in the genre, with whom she also lived during the 1940s and with whom wrote Victorian Detective Fiction: A Catalogue of the Collection Made by Graham Greene and Dorothy Glover (1966) as Dorothy Glover.

As David Craigie, she wrote two sf novels with young protagonists. In The Voyage of the Luna 1 (1948), which she illustrated under her real name, the two children of famous explorers more or less hijack a Moon-bound rocket and encounter various strange species there. Dark Atlantis (1951), a Lost Race tale, a bathysphere takes its protagonist into abyssal depths Under the Sea, and thence into the Hollow Earth, where Atlantis is discovered, inhabited by Atlanteans who have suffered Devolution, plus a race of intelligent reptiles. [JC]

Dorothy Mary Glover

born London: March 1901

died Crowborough, East Sussex: 23 November 1971

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