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(1894-1949) UK journalist and author of two thematically connected Near Future spoofs on bureaucracy, The Birdseed Pool (1940), where the chair of a Government control board, appointed through nepotism, fails to rationalize the market for birdseed as World War Two deepens; and the similar Sunrise in the West: An Absurdity (1945). His thrillers as by Ephesian do not contain fantasy. [JC]
Carl Eric Bechhofer Roberts
born London: 21 November 1894
died Abinger Common, Dorking, Surrey: 14 December 1949
- The Birdseed Pool (London: Robert Hale Limited, 1940) [hb/]
- Sunrise in the West: An Absurdity (London: Jarrolds, 1945) [hb/]
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