British thriller writers

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 25. Chapters: Ken Follett, James Leasor, Victor Canning, James Hadley Chase, Duncan Kyle, Lee Child, Eric Ambler, David Kessler, H. C. McNeile, Catherine Sampson, Desmond Bagley, Geoffrey Household, Clem Chambers, Anthony Price, Christopher Nicole, Alan Caillou, Sydney Horler, Charles Cumming, David Hewson, Michael Gilbert, Richard Doyle, Elleston Trevor, Manning Coles, David Docherty, Desmond Cory, Gerard Fairlie, David J. Rodger, Sheila Quigley, Nicci French, Desmond Skirrow, James Mitchell, Diana Bachmann, Steve Jackson, Max Marlow, Linda Davies, H. C. Asterley, Cay Van Ash, David Wolstencroft, Peter Driscoll, Matt Lynn, Adrian Dawson. Excerpt: James Leasor (20 December 1923 - 10 September 2007) was a prolific British author, who wrote historical books and thrillers. Leasor's 1978 book, Boarding Party, about an incident that took place in the Second World War, was turned into a film, The Sea Wolves, starring Gregory Peck, Roger Moore and David Niven. Leasor was born in Erith, Kent, in 1923, and was educated at the City of London School. He served in Burma with the Lincolnshire Regiment during World War II and became a correspondent for the Forces newspaper after being wounded in action. After the war, he went to Oriel College, Oxford, where he read English and edited The Isis magazine. He joined the Express after university and became private secretary to Lord Beaverbrook, the proprietor of the newspaper, and then a foreign correspondent. He became a full-time author in the 1960s, after the success of his novel, Passport to Oblivion in 1964, one of the best selling books of the 1960s, a thriller featuring Dr Jason Love, which was filmed as Where the Spies Are in 1965 starring David Niven. He wrote several more thrillers featuring Love, and also wrote historical books, such as The One That Got Away in 1956, filmed starring Hardy Kruger, Singapore: The Battle that Changed the World in 1968, Green Beach in 1975 and Boarding Party in 1978, which was filmed as The Sea Wolves. He wrote a number of books under the pseudonym Andrew MacAllan and ghosted a number of 'autobiographies' for people as diverse as King Zog of Albania and Jack Hawkins, the British actor. Leasor died on 2007-09-10, aged 83. Victor Canning (16 June 1911 - 21 February 1986) was a prolific writer of novels and thrillers who flourished in the 1950s, '60s and '70s, but whose reputation has faded since his death in 1986. He was personally reticent, writing no memoirs and giving relatively few newspaper interviews. Canning was born in Plymouth, Devon, the eldest child of a coach builder, Fred Canning, and his wife May, née Goold. During World

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Titel
British thriller writers
Untertitel
Ken Follett, James Leasor, Victor Canning, James Hadley Chase, Duncan Kyle, Lee Child, Eric Ambler, David Kessler, H. C. McNeile, Catherine Sampson, Desmond Bagley, Geoffrey Household, Clem Chambers, Anthony Price, Christopher Nicole
Editor
EAN
9781156943762
ISBN
978-1-156-94376-2
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Books LLC, Reference Series
Genre
Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten
28
Gewicht
244g
Größe
H228mm x B153mm x T15mm
Jahr
2011
Untertitel
Englisch
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