Magriska, Countess Hélène

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Pseudonym of UK romantic novelist Enid Florence Brockies (1911-1943), a singer and actress who turned to writing as Countess Hélène Magriska. Her Ten Poplars (1937) has a science-fictional McGuffin, a mysterious Ray that can be used to restore the health and appearance of those advancing in age (see Rejuvenation). The main thrust of the story is the romantic triangle created by an ageing Hollywood actor who comes seeking treatment, the doctor who has discovered the ray and her daughter, who is infatuated with the film star. [SH]

Enid Florence Brockies

born Croydon, Surrey: 31 May 1911

died Sunderland, Durham [now Tyne and Wear]: July 1943

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