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Butler, Ewan

Entry updated 27 September 2021. Tagged: Author.

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(1911-1974) UK journalist (The Times, Daily Mail) and author, son of Sir Harold Butler, a politician who founded the International Labour Office in Geneva; educated at Eton; served in World War Two. In his supernatural thriller, "Talk of the Devil" (1948), the Devil visits England with foul consequences. Of sf interest is his Hitler Wins tale, Without Apology: The Autobiography of Sir George Maudesley, Bart (1968), in which a figure like Oswald Mosley justifies his role as head of the puppet state after Germany has occupied Britain. [JC]

Ewan Beresford Butler [born Dermot Butler]

born London: 11 February 1911

died Colchester, Essex: 4 October 1974

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