Friday, June 29, 2007

Milward Rodon Kennedy Burge

Another on our list of writers in The Floating Admiral is Milward Kennedy, whose full and real name Milward Rodon Kennedy Burge (1894-1968). He wrote under a large number of pseudonymns: John Frederick Burke, Jonathan Burke, Owen Burke, Robert Milward Burke, Evelyn Elder, Harriet Esmond, John Frederick, Jonathan George, Joanna Jones, (Robert) Milward Kennedy, Sara Morris, Martin Sands. Good grief!

This no doubt makes him a fairly prolific writer, but he’s hard to track down. Seemingly he was a public servant, as well as being an author, but whether he was ever a full-time author I can’t discover. You’d have to think he was, given the number of pseudonyms he employed.

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