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Griffin, Sercombe

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1878-1943) UK chemist and author of Young Adult adventures for boys, of which at least two are of sf interest: Within the Golden Globe (1934), a Lost Race tale set in sixteenth-century Asia, where an Elixir of Life (see Immortality) is discovered; and The Crimson Caterpillar (1935), which also features a Lost Race, set in this case in the Sahara, and reachable by airplane. [JC]

Alfred Sercombe Griffin

born Bath, Somerset: 1878

died Winscombe, Somerset: 4 February 1943



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