Little is known of Ernest Bramah (1868-1942); see his Wikipedia entry for the general outline.
His style is unique, the writing ornate and intricately constructed. So enchanting did I find it that over several years I typed in an entire book of his, presumably out of copyright by now (originally 1927). Click on this link to download the 169-page PDF which I built in Plain TeX.
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Bramah, Ernest. Kai Lung raises his voice. Durrant Publishing, 2010, ISBN 1905946104.