By Roger Longrigg
The writer: Roger Longrigg was once a British writer of bizarre versatility who wrote either novels and non-fiction, besides performs and screenplays for tv, below either his personal identify and 8 different pseudonyms.
Born in Edinburgh right into a army relatives, he used to be in the beginning schooled within the heart East, yet back to England as a early life and later learn historical past at Magdalen collage, Oxford. His early occupation took him into advertisements, yet after the e-book of 2 comedian novels took up writing complete time in 1959.
He accomplished 55 books, many lower than his personal identify, but additionally Scottish historic fiction as Laura Black; thrillers as Ivor Drummond (for which his leader personality, woman Jennifer Norrington used to be named by means of HRF Keating within the instances as ‘The precise inheritor of James Bond’); black comedies as Domini Taylor; Frank Parish (which titles characteristic the adventures of Dan Mallett, a poacher who lives at the edges of legality) - and famously Rosalind Erskine – a reputation with which he hoaxed interested by a number of years, and who looked as if it would write a disguised biography of what existence was once like in a ladies boarding tuition the place the classmates ran a brothel for boys from a close-by institution. Erskine’s ‘The ardour Flower resort' grew to become a bestseller and was once later filmed.
Roger Longrigg’s paintings in tv integrated ‘Mother Love’, a BBC mini-series starring Diana Rigg and David McCallum, and episodes of ‘Crown court docket’ and ‘Dial M for Murder’.
He died in 2000, elderly 70 and used to be survived via his spouse, the novelist Jane Chichester, and 3 daughters.
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