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Balfour, Andrew

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1873-1931) Scottish medical doctor specializing in tropical medicine, and at around the beginning of the twentieth century author of several adventure novels under the influence of H Rider Haggard and Robert Louis Stevenson. Of these, The Golden Kingdom: Being an Account of the Quest for the Same as Described in the Remarkable Narrative of Doctor Henry Mortimer, Contained in the Manuscript Found with the Boards of a Boer Bible During the Late War, and Edited with a Prefatory Note (1903) is a vigorously Haggardian Lost World tale set in southern Africa. [JC]

Sir Andrew Balfour

born Edinburgh, Scotland: 21 March 1873

died Tonbridge, Kent: 30 January 1931

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