Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.
(1871-1953) UK author, active contributor of boy's stories to various journals from the early 1890s, with an emphasis on pirate tales, with hints of the supernatural that are normally rationalized; the Scarlet Pimpernel-like figure featured in the Jack-a-Lantern sequence is not the superman he seems (see Baroness Orczy). Walkey is of sf interest for In Quest of Sheba's Treasure: A Perilous Adventure by Land and Sea (28 August 1895-?? 1896 Chums; 1897), a tale set in the eighteenth century, when a Lost Race descended from the eponymous queen is discovered in North Africa. [JC]
born Kilkhampton, Cornwall: 10 July 1871
died Dawlish, Devon: 29 March 1953
works (highly selected)
- In Quest of Sheba's Treasure: A Perilous Adventure by Land and Sea (London: Frederick Warne and Company, 1897) [first appeared 28 August 1895-?? 1896 Chums: illus/hb/George Hutchinson]
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