Alexander [or Alister] McAllister

Life
1877-1944 [pseuds. Lynn Brock; Henry Alexander, and Antony P. Wharton] b. Dublin; became chief clerk in the National University, 1908-14; also acted as librarian; began writing plays under pseud. Henry Alexander, issuing Irene Wycherly (1906; var. 1907); also At the Barn (1912), with Marie Tempest, as well as others less successful; joined the British Army in 1914; wounded twice in machine-gun corps; settled in England after the First World War; wrote novels as Anthony Wharton, viz., The Man on the Hill (1923), dealing with society under stress of war; also The Two of Diamonds (1926), and detective novels as pseud. Lynn Brock, viz., The Deductions of Col. Gore (1925), followed by His Second Case; Third Case; The Kink and The Mendip Mystery; another play, The O’Cuddy (Abbey 1943), with Cyril Cusack, F. J. MacCormack, and Gerard Healy, closed after a week; lived for some time in Devon; d. Surrey. DIW DIB DIL

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Works
At the Barn (London: Joseph William; NY: Sam. French [1912]); Nocturne (London: Lacy [1913]); Joan of Overbarrow: A One-Act Play (London: Duckworth 1922); The Man on the Hill (London: [T. Fisher] Unwin 1923 ); Be Good: Sweet Maid (London: [Unwin] 1924); Evil Communications (London: Unwin 1926); The Two of Diamonds (London: Collins 1926).

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References
Robert Hogan, ed., Dictionary of Irish Literature (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1979), [listing under Wharton], gives bio-data: 1877-1943, Irene Wycherley was successful in 1907 [note var.]. WORKS as supra.

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