Crommelin, May

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Working name of Irish author Mary Henriette de la Cherois Crommelin (1849-1930), mostly in England from around 1885, active as a writer of romantic novels – many of them historicals – from 1874; she worked in at least three London hospitals during World War One. Of some sf interest is The Luck of a Lowland Laddie (1900), an adventure set in South America whose protagonists are chased for several chapters by a carnivorous tree. Despite its title, The Isle of the Dead (1911), set on an extremely isolated Alaskan Island and examining esoteric Native American customs, only approaches the fantastic. [JC]

Mary Henriette de la Cherois Crommelin

born Armaugh, Ireland: 30 August 1849

died 1930

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