Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Nichols, Beverley

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(1898-1983) UK writer who, after a precocious 1920s career as a literary enfant terrible, became well known for gardening books like Down the Garden Path (1932). Failures: Three Plays (coll 1933) contains an sf drama, "When the Crash Comes", in which the Communists take over Britain. BN is of fantasy interest for his Children's Fantasies, including The Tree that Sat Down (1945), about an enchanted Forest and its denizens, The Stream that Stood Still (1948) and The Mountain of Magic: A Romance for Children (1950). [JC]

John Beverley Nichols


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