At the Circulating Library Author Information: Septimus Berdmore
Author: Septimus Berdmore (1829–1906)
Alternate Name(s): Keith Home (pseudonym); Sept Owen (pseudonym)
Biography: Septimus Berdmore was born in 1829 in Chudleigh, Devon. He worked as a civil engineer until 1881. Berdmore contributed articles to the Quarterly Review and the Westminister Review which were collected in his book A Scratch Team of Essays (1883). In the 1860s, Berdmore wrote four novels: Reca Garland (1862) under the pseudonym "Keith Home"; Skating on Thin Ice (1863); Crossing the Bar (1864) under the pseudonym "Sept Owen"; and Colston (1869). All four novels show the influence of the sensation novel. In 1879 he married a German woman. He died in 1906.
References: British Census (1881); Wellesley
- Reca Garland: or, The Rise and Fall of a Bank of Deposit. 2 vol. London: T. C. Newby, 1862.
- Skating on Thin Ice: A Novel. 2 vol. London: T. C. Newby, 1863.
- Crossing the Border. 2 vol. London: T. C. Newby, 1864.
- Colston: A Novel. 2 vol. London: T. C. Newby, 1869.