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Bullivant, Cecil H

Entry updated 26 April 2019. Tagged: Author.

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(1882-1981) UK editor, scriptwriter for silent films and author. He edited The Boys' Herald, 1904-1907, publishing much of his work under various names, including Robert W Dixon, Carlton Grey, Alice Millard and Henry Turville, but most importantly Maurice Everard, which he used for the vt of The Gold of Treasure Island (1916; cut vt Spanish Gold 192? as by Maurice Everard), featuring a Lost Race in the Sargasso Sea, as well as for stories in various magazines, including The Boys' Friend in the teens of the century. Of some sf interest as well are The Cruise of the Cormorant!: A Magnificent, Long Sea-Adventure Story (1924 The Boys' Friend; 1924 chap) as by Maurice Everard, involving high-tech piracy on the high seas and a Lost World; Omar the Magnificent!: A Splendid Adventure Story (1922 The Boys' Friend; 1923 chap) as by Maurice Everard, a Frank Polruan & Co tale, rims the fantastic.

Bullivant also wrote under his own name. The Girl Who Stopped the War (circa 1918), set in the very Near Future, describes as already accomplished America's entry into World War One, and depicts the eponymous heroine's success at persuading the Kaiser to surrender; she is aided in this by the apparent threat of a super Weapon. The protagonist of The Mysteries of Myra (1919) possesses Psi Powers of interest to a cadre of Villains. In later years Bullivant was fairly prolific as an author of romantic fiction. [JC]

see also: Boys' Friend Library; Boys' Papers.

Cecil Henry Bullivant

born Linslade, Bedfordshire: 14 October 1882

died Minehead, Somerset: 3 February 1981

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