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Colbeck, Alfred

Entry updated 3 November 2023. Tagged: Author.

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(1858-1933) UK Methodist minister and author active from before 1900 as an author of magazine fiction, mostly for boys; When the Earth Swung Over: A Strange Story of the Mysterious White People of the Napo (1926; vt When the Earth Swung Over 2022) is a Lost World tale set in South America, where the survivors of the sinking of Atlantis have established a civilization. [JC]

Alfred Colbeck

born Batley, Yorkshire: 11 January 1858

died Batley, Yorkshire: 1933



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