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Caldecott, Moyra

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

Pseudonym of South-African born author Olivia Brown (1927-2015), in the UK from 1951, almost all her work being fantasy for Young Adult readers [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], beginning with Weapons of the Wolfhound (1976); she was best-known for the Tall Stones sequence beginning with The Tall Stones (1977; vt Guardians of the Tall Stones 1986). Of sf interest is one novel, Child of the Dark Star (1984), a Science Fantasy set in what may be the Far Future on a planet colonized after the destruction of Earth. The eponymous protagonist, born under dark auspices, brings light to the world. [JC]

Olivia Brown Caldecott

born Pretoria, South Africa: 1 June 1927

died Bath, Somerset: 23 May 2015

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Tall Stones

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