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Binns, Ottwell

Entry updated 27 September 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1872-1935) UK Congregational and then Unitarian minister and author, much better known as Ben Bolt, the pseudonym he used from around 1890, for his detective fiction and vigorous adventure tales, though his first novel in book form appeared as late as 1917; he also wrote as by Benjamin Bolt. Dan-Yeo; Or, the Island of the Lost (1929) as Ottwell Binns is a Lost Race tale set on an unknown Island in the South Pacific, where seventeenth-century English castaways have created a culture. [JC]

Ottwell Binns

born Rochdale, Lancashire: 11 February 1872

died Penzance, Cornwall: 27 November 1935

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