John Palmer (author)
John Leslie Palmer (4 September 1885 – 5 August 1944) was a British author. Under his own name, he wrote extensively about early English actors and about British literary figures. He also wrote fiction under the collaborative pseudonyms Francis Beeding, Christopher Haddon, David Pilgrim and John Somers.
The Beeding pseudonym was kept secret from its start in 1920, until in 1925 Saunders delivered a lecture about his writing methods, as Francis Beeding, while Palmer heckled for the audience. Saunders invited Palmer to the platform, and the dual authorship was revealed.
Palmer and Saunders used the collective pseudonym "Francis Beeding" for more than thirty novels, including:
- The Seven Sleepers (1925)
- The Hidden Kingdom (1927)
- The House of Dr. Edwardes (1927)
- Death Walks in Eastrepps (1931)
- Murder Intended (1932)
- The Two Undertakers (1933)
- The One Sane Man (1934)
- The Norwich Victims (1935)
- No Fury (1935)
- They are Thirteen (1946)
- Author and Book Info .com - The Companion to Online and Offline Literature
- Joseph F. Clarke (1977). Pseudonyms. BCA. p. 18.
- Works by John Palmer at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about John Palmer at Internet Archive
- Works by or about Francis Beeding at Internet Archive
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