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Trevor, Meriol

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(1919-2000) UK author whose Alternate-History tales in the World Dionysius sequence – The Forest and the Kingdom (1949), Hunt the King, Hide the Fox (1950) and The Fires and the Stars (1951) – convey a bright childlike nostalgia for a planet which in some regards resembles Earth but whose history is more satisfactory than ours. This angle of view may be accounted for by the fact that, with Margaret Priestley (whom see for her own contributions), Trevor had decades earlier created the world of Dionysius as a childhood fantasy. The Ruritanian implications of the sequence are fully realized in the World Dionysius: Letzenstein Chronicles, beginning with The Crystal Snowstorm (1997) and ending with The Rose and Crown (1999); the series was apparently published some years after its composition. Of her numerous Christian Fantasies [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] and sf for children, The Other Side of the Moon (1956), an sf juvenile, and Merlin's Ring (1957), an Arthurian fantasy, stand out. [JC]

Lucy Meriol Trevor

born London: 15 April 1919

died Bath, Somerset: 12 January 2000



World Dionysius

World Dionysius: Letzenstein Chronicles

  • The Crystal Snowstorm (San Francisco, California: Ignatius Press, 1997) [Letzenstein Chronicles: pb/]
  • Following the Phoenix (Bathgate, North Dakota: Bethlehem Books, 1998) [Letzenstein Chronicles: pb/]
  • Angel and Demon (Bathgate, North Dakota: Bethlehem Books, 1998) [Letzenstein Chronicles: pb/]
  • The Rose and Crown (Bathgate, North Dakota: Bethlehem Books, 1999) [Letzenstein Chronicles: pb/]

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