Walter Wood


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(1866–1961) married, first, M. A. Baker (d. 1907) and, secondly (1910), Edith J. Berry. Born in Bradford, he was educated at Borough West School. He worked briefly in the wool trade, and then for ten years on the Yorkshire Observer. He was editor (1913–1946) of Toilers of the Deep: The Magazine of the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen. He was a prolific author of fact and fiction for boys, including Men of the North Sea: Tales of the Dogger Bank (1904); The Enemy in Our Midst: The Story of a Raid on England (1906), an invasion scare story; Peter the Powder-Boy: A Tale of the Days of Nelson (1912); and Grant, the Grenadier: His Adventures in the Fighting Fifth in the Peninsula (1912).

From The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction in Oxford Reference.

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