(? -? ) UK author of the James Armitage series of Young Adult tales, all featuring Lost Worlds; the first two were originally broadcast on Radio, each in several instalments, in 1934 and 1935: The Island in the Mist (1937) is set on a secluded Island in the South Pacific, whose inhabitants, descendants of the long-lost civilization of Mu, have benefited from induced Evolution and have grown wings; The Children of the Sun (1939) is set up the Amazon River, in the Matto Grosso; the final instalment, The Prowlers of the Deep (1942) is set Under the Sea, with Robot submarines powered by Nuclear Energy.
There is no evidence connecting this author with the baritone and writer on music Franklyn Kelsey (1891-1958). [JC]
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