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Mea Allan

Mea Allan

British writer
The basics
Occupation Journalist Science fiction writer
Country England United Kingdom
AKA Mary Eleanor Allan
Date of birth
Date of death Aug 29, 1982
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The details

Mea Allan (named at birth as Mary Eleanor Allan on 23 June 1909 Bearsden, Scotland – 29 August 1982 Walberswick, Suffolk, England) was a journalist, who worked for the Glasgow Herald. She was the first female war correspondent accredited by the British military and the first female news editor on Fleet Street, and is thus considered a pioneer in this field. Her novel Change of Heart, written in 1943, is about an alternate history (then future) in which the Allies win World War II, but are threatened by a resurgent Nazism. In 1967 she was awarded the Leverhulme Research Scholarship to write a work on the botanists William Hooker and Joseph Dalton Hooker.

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