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Bartlett, Vernon

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1894-1983) UK broadcaster, politician and author, who was severely disillusioned by his World War One experiences, and who served as an Independent MP 1938-1950. If I Were Dictator (1935 chap) – in the If I Were Dictator sequence, one of whose contributors was Lord Dunsany – reflected his centrist politics, and his dubiousness about dictatorships, even "benevolent". His sf novel proper, Tomorrow Always Comes (1943), describes in fictional terms the task of reconstructing a defeated Germany after the end of World War Two. [JC]

Charles Vernon Oldfield Bartlett

born Westbury, Wiltshire: 30 April 1894

died Yeovil, Devon: 18 January 1983

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