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Thomas Mayne Reid 1818-1883

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Born Thomas Mayne in Ballyroney, County Down. He went to America in 1838 where he had a very varied work experience, working as a slave overseer, an Indian fighter, a teacher, an actor, a storekeeper and a journalist. After being badly wounded in the Mexican-American War he wrote his first novel. He returned to England and wrote over 30 boysí adventure novels which were hugely successful. These include The Scalp-hunters, The Rifle Rangers, Boy Hunters, The Headless Horsemen, The Castaways and The White Chief, A Legend of Northern Mexico. He is buried in London.

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