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Agnew, Ewan

Entry updated 10 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1893-1930) UK politician and playwright who was in active service during World War One, and who may have been blackballed from The Reform Club by E M Forster, but seems otherwise unnoted. In his sf play, The Shingling of Jupiter: A Fantastic Play for Serious People in Three Acts (1924 chap), Major Smith, a Mysterious Stranger from the eponymous planet who is on a spying mission to Earth, upsets a segment of English society; but the heroine of the piece, after going there, finds life on Jupiter as silly as her own on Earth, to which she returns. [JC]

Ewan Siegfried Agnew

born London: 12 July 1893

died London: 8 March 1930

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