KING-HALL, (William) Stephen (Richard)


KING-HALL, (William) Stephen (Richard)
(1893-1966)
   UK naval officer, writer and politician; brother of Lou KING-HALL. His military experiences (1914-29) influenced his work as a writer, especially the long series of admonitory newsletters he published from 1936 for 30 years, first as the K-H News Service and later under other names. Posterity (1927 chap), a play, is fantasy; it appears also in Three Plays and a Plaything (coll 1933) along with "The RepublicanPrincess", a RURITANIAN spoof. In Post-War Pirate (1931) a submarine uses a newly invented gas to disable shipping. Bunga-Bunga (1932) is a SATIRE set on an ISLAND where anything is permitted. Number 10 Downing Street (1948), a play which depicts an occupied UK, takes place in the mid-1950s.His last novel, Men of Destiny (1960; vt Moment of No Return 1961 US), is again set in the NEAR FUTURE.
   JC

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