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Lees, Robert James

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1849-1931) UK psychic, most famous for being the subject of a Jack the Ripper hoax, when a newspaper declared that he had pointed out a physician as the murderer. Of some sf interest is The Car of Phoebus (1903), which incorporates a Lost Race into a story involving Reincarnation; his remaining works lie outside the range of sf. [JC]

Robert James Lees

born Hinckley, Leicestershire: 12 August 1849

died Leicester, Leicestershire: 11 January 1931

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