Clemence Dane--Pseudonyms' Corner
- Imagine! A theory could be devised stating that
Clemence Dane, Helen Simpson, M.R. James (who came
back from the dead as a ghost in order to write
detective stories), Gladys Mitchell, Malcolm Torrie,
R.C. Ashby, H.C. Bailey, and G.K. Chesterton were all
the same individual. I am also Dane / Simpson / James
/ Mitchell / etc. writing under a pseudonym.
"Nick Fuller" (obviously a pseudonym of A. Non, alias
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- --- In GAdetection@y..., "Ralph, Adrienne (REA-PtMelb)"
> I must say I'm rather disappointed in your attitude Christian.I'm truly sorry to have spoiled this fine rumour, but of course you
> There I was assiduously pursuing the key tenets of rumour-mongering:
> 1 Maintain and where possible enlarge on the rumour in the face of
> the evidence.
> 2 Ignore all facts unless they support or do not contradict the
are welcome to ignore my well-researched facts and go on assuming
anything you like about this great Dane.
> Finally the group stumbled upon an opportunity to propagate aDo we? I thought Danes were known for their pastry, not for their
> rumour about the GAD era redolent with the hallmarks of some of our
> favourite authors, and you insist on scotching it:
> 1 Mistaken identity.
> 2 Possible mistaken gender attribution (see Speedy Death). Are we
> sure of anyone with a name like Clemence? And we all know about
> Danes as a red herring.
> And the things we could have done with Dane/Simpson:Or both! Maybe not at the same time, though.
> 1 Ran off with Agatha Christie's first husband.
> 2 Ran off with Agatha Christie.
> Well I could go on, but if I have this intransigent insistence uponI tend to suspect Dane of being a real bloodhound, myself.
> fact and conformism it certainly limits my options...