Entry updated 13 May 2019. Tagged: Author.
(1929-2019) UK author active from around 1955; she is of sf interest for The Leader (1966), set in the kind of Near Future Dystopian UK threatened, as not infrequently in novels of this category published in post-war UK, by the rise of a fascist nonentity through an increasingly ruthless exploitation of racial and ethnic prejudices to promote his Britain First party. The Undergrowth of Literature (1967), a nonfiction study of pornography in popular literature, makes reference to Comics, including Wonder Woman, but seems casually to accept Fredric Wertham as an objective commentator. [JC]
born London: 5 December 1929
died London: 23 February 2019
works (highly selected)
- The Leader (London: Anthony Blond, 1965) [hb/Alan Aldridge]
- The Undergrowth of Literature (London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1967) [nonfiction: illus/various: hb/Keogh/Warren/Gill]
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