Halsbury, Earl of

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Working name and title of UK barrister and author Hardinge Goulburn Giffard, Second Earl of Halsbury (1880-1943); his father, Hardinge Stanley Giffard (1823-1921), the first earl, was British Lord Chancellor for seventeen years at the end of the nineteenth century. Giffard's Future War novel, 1944 (1926), depicts a cataclysmic conflict in which the USSR attacks the UK from the air, leaving only a few survivors. The protagonist, a modern Noah, prepares to leave the shattered island by ark, but is told that the USSR has been itself obliterated, and returns to build a new society in the ruins of the Post-Holocaust UK. [JC]

Hardinge Goulburn Giffard, Second Earl of Halsbury

born London: 20 June 1880

died Nancy, France: 15 September 1943

works

  • 1944 (London: Thornton Butterworth, 1926) [hb/]

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