Kirkham, Nellie

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(1897-1979) Birth name, used for all her writing, of the UK author whose married name from 1928 was Mrs James H D Myatt. Her sf novel, Unrest of Their Time (1938), utilizes the Time theories of J W Dunne – specifically his argument that time can be comprehended as a palimpsest of closely compressed spirals, and that different periods can be accessed by crossing over to an earlier or strand (see Timeslip) – in order to place a single protagonist in various eras. In the original edition of the book, contemporary events are printed in black and the Elizabethan portions of the tale are printed in red. [JC]

Mrs James H D Myatt

born 28 August 1897

died Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire: 28 May 1979

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