Roberts, Bechhofer

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(1894-1949) UK journalist and author of two thematically connected Near Future spoofs on bureaucracy, The Birdseed Pool (1940), where the chair of a Government control board, appointed through nepotism, fails to rationalize the market for birdseed as World War Two deepens; and the similar Sunrise in the West: An Absurdity (1945). His thrillers as by Ephesian do not contain fantasy. [JC]

Carl Eric Bechhofer Roberts

born London: 21 November 1894

died Abinger Common, Dorking, Surrey: 14 December 1949

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