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Huddy, Delia

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(1934-2005) UK author of some books for younger children, and for Young Adult readers the Tom Humboldt sequence comprising Time Piper (1976) and The Humboldt Effect (1982), adventures involving various characters in complications created through Humboldt's Invention of a Time Machine. In Time Piper a young girl must partake in a ritual in the thirteenth century Britain before she can love in the twentieth; in The Humboldt Effect (1982), the time machine, on duty in a submarine in the Mediterranean, causes the interchange of a contemporary sailor and a man from the fourth century BCE. Huddy's style tends to the discursive, though moments of some emotional intensity are enabled. [JC]

Delia Huddy

born Leicestershire: 27 April 1934

died 27 July 2005



Tom Humboldt


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