UK author who began writing as a poet before turning to literary biographies of figures like T.S.Eliot and Charles DICKENS. His third novel, Hawksmoor (1985), interestingly conflates the occult geography of London constructed by an 18th-century architect - who closely resembles the historical Nicholas Hawksmoor (1661-1736) - with a series of 20th-century murders investigated by an Inspector Hawksmoor. As an alternate-world FABULATION, the book verges on sf. First Light (1989) invokes a similar sense of time-slippage, featuring a 20th-century neolithic dig over which appears a night sky whose star positions are those of neolithic times. Other Works: The House of Doctor Dee (1993).

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