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Townsend, Eric

Entry updated 23 February 2021. Tagged: Author.

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Pseudonym of UK author Eric William MacLean (1901-?   ), who also wrote as by Eric W Townsend, almost exclusively for Boys' Papers; much of this work has never appeared in book form, with two exceptions of some sf interest. The Bell of Santadino (13 January 1922 Champion; 1937) revolves around a giant bell, likely of ancient origin, which is discovered in the mountains of Peru. The Lair of the Bird-Men (1938), is a Lost Race tale featuring a hirsute minuscule race of humanoids capable of flight; they are discovered Underground in the Andes. [JC]

Eric William MacLean [McLean has also been given]

born Bucklow, Cheshire: 1901 [1900 has also been given]



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