Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1867-1949) UK author whose 1930s Radio work sometimes verged on the fantastic, though the examples supplied in The Town To-Morrow: Five and Twenty Imaginary Broadcasts (coll 1937) as by Francis Downman do not seem to have been broadcast. His sf novel, The North Sea Bubble: A Fantasia (1906), set in 1910 after a German Invasion of England on Battle of Dorking lines, spoofs the conventions of the Future-War tale in a manner later amplified by P G Wodehouse in The Swoop! (1909). [JC]
Ernest James Francis Oldmeadow
born Chester, Cheshire: 31 October 1867
died London: 11 September 1949
- The North Sea Bubble: A Fantasia (London: E Grant Richards, 1906) [hb/]
- In Town to-Morrow: Five and Twenty Imaginary Broadcasts (London: Richards, 1937) as by Francis Downman [plays for radio: coll: hb/]
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