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Priestley, Margaret

Entry updated 6 November 2023. Tagged: Author.

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(1920-2005) UK academic historian and author who, with Meriol Trevor, created in childhood a Parallel World called the World Dionysius, a Shared World where both later set several novels. Priestley's were The Ring of Fortune (1948), the first to be published, The Three Queens (1950) and Tomay Is Loyal (1951). They were marginally less effective than Trevor's, though both authors had a tendency to fall back on Ruritanian conventions when more radical displacements from their highly romanticized historical vision might have generated a more sustained sequence. [JC]

Margaret Alnutt Bax (née Priestley)

born Grimsby, Lincolnshire: 19 April 1920

died 11 December 2005



World Dionysius

  • The Ring of Fortune (London: Faber and Faber, 1948) [World Dionysius: illus/hb/Philip Hepworth]
  • The Three Queens (London: Faber and Faber, 1950) [World Dionysius: illus/hb/Philip Hepworth]
  • Tomay Is Loyal (London: Faber and Faber, 1951) [World Dionysius: illus/hb/Philip Hepworth]


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