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Ross, Jean

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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Pseudonym of UK children's author Irene Dale Hewson, née Richardson (1907-1985), under which she wrote A View of the Island: A Post-Atomic Fairy Tale (1965), in which a group of aristocrats, taking refuge in a Scottish Keep after World War Three, has begun by accident to suffer internal dissension as well as incursions from those who have been killed but do not know they are dead [for Posthumous Fantasy see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy]; the End of the World is averted, however, by a creature in radio-contact with heaven, and the survivors begin to create Utopia on Earth. Jean Ross should not be confused with Jean Ross (1911-1973), the actress and author whom Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986) caricatured as Sally Bowles in Mr Norris Changes Trains (1935). [JC]

Irene Dale Hewson

born Dundee, Scotland: 1907

died Aberdeen, Scotland: 14 October 1985

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