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Stanford, J K

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1892-1971) UK civil servant, solider and author, mostly of humorous material, whose first book, The Twelfth (1944 chap; vt The Twelfth and After: Being the Life and Death of George Hysteron-Proteron 1964), is a spoofish fantasy whose hunter protagonist is turned into a bird, and organizes his new kin to avoid being shot. His sf Satire, Full Moon at Sweatenham: A Nightmare (1953), takes rather clumsy potshots at a decadent, ludicrous Near Future UK circa 1960; the welfare state is guyed. [JC]

Lieutenant-Colonel John Keith Stanford

born Bromley, Kent: 29 April 1892

died Hartley Wespall, Hampshire: 24 September 1971



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