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Pseudonym of UK author John Keble Bell (1875-1928), whose novel of genre interest, The Peculiar Major: An Almost Incredible Story (1919), hovers Equipoisally between fantasy and sf, as its subtitle hints. The Invisibility which allows a British army officer to perform heroic exploits in World War One – while clearly influenced by H G Wells's The Invisible Man (1897) and other similar stories – is made possible by an ancient ring. [JC]
John Keble Bell
born Basingstoke, Hampshire: 8 June 1875
died Bournemouth, Dorset: 29 March 1928
- The Peculiar Major: An Almost Incredible Story (London: Hutchinson, 1919) [hb/]
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