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Manvell, Roger

Entry updated 31 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1909-1987) UK author, mostly on aspects of World War Two and on the cinema – including The Animated Film: With Pictures Taken from the Film "Animal Farm" by Halas & Batchelor (1954 chap) (see George Orwell), a study of the first feature-length animated film to be made in the UK. His sf novel, The Dreamers (1958), is a tale of revenge via a dream transmitted to the intended victim by African tribesmen. A borderline-sf explanation involved ESP is given as an alternative to the obvious supernatural one. [JC]

Arnold Roger Manvell

born Leicester, Leicestershire: 10 October 1909

died Boston, Massachusetts: 30 November 1987

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