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Allbeury, Ted

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Working name of UK crime/spy-fiction author Theodore Edward le Bouthillier Allbeury (1917-2005), much of whose fiction takes its authentic tone from the fact that he was in the British secret service during World War Two; he also wrote as Richard Butler and as Patrick Kelly. Some of his spy thrillers edge into Near Future venues, though his only sf novel proper is All Our Tomorrows (1982), which depicts a UK occupied by Russia after it has declined into left-wing chaos, a decline depicted with some sympathy for all parties involved; a resistance movement soon takes shape. [JC]

Theodore Edward le Bouthillier Allbeury

born Stockport, Cheshire: 24 October 1917

died Tunbridge Wells, Kent: 4 December 2005

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