Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1925-1982) UK actor and author in the US from 1963 – reportedly very prolific under a number of unrevealed pseudonyms – whose The Fallen Sky (1954) describes a Post-Holocaust London in which a sociologist lives a Last Man existence under barbarous conditions, attempting to cure himself of violence and finding – through his discovery of a tribe of blind children, one of them a compassionate young woman named Eve (see Adam and Eve) – reason to begin to think about founding a new civilization, in a world Crowcroft increasingly depicts in Pastoral terms. Monster (1980) is a horror tale. He should not be confused with William Peter Crowcroft (1922-1996), an ecologist who wrote as Peter Crowcroft. [JC]
born Durham, County Durham: 1925
died London: 25 April 1982
- The Fallen Sky (London: Peter Nevill, 1954) [hb/]
- Witch Love (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1976) as by Jane Crowcroft [hb/]
- Monster (North Hollywood, California: American Fine Arts Publishing/Carousel Star, 1980) [pb/]
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