Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Hobson, [Sir] Harold

(1904-1992) UK drama critic, active in that capacity from 1932 with Christian Science Monitor and then 1947-1976 for the London Sunday Times. His only fiction, The Devil in Woodford Wells: A Fantastic Novel (1946), is told in a manner deliberately reminiscent of Sir Max Beerbohm, even including a reference to Beerbohm's famous character Enoch Soames. Focusing on an early-19th-century cricket match, the tale speculates on the role of the Devil in ruining a young man's career. [JC]

[Sir] Harold Hobson


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