By Roger Longrigg (Ivor Drummond)
The real inheritor of James Bond – HRF Keating, The Times
The writer: Roger Longrigg was once a British writer of surprising versatility who wrote either novels and non-fiction, in addition to performs and screenplays for tv, lower than either his personal identify and 8 different pseudonyms, together with Laura Black, Ivor Drummond, Domini Taylor, and Frank Parish.
Born in Edinburgh right into a army relatives, he was once firstly schooled within the heart East, yet back to England as a adolescence and later learn heritage at Magdalen university, Oxford. His early profession 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 less than his personal identify, but additionally Scottish historic fiction as Laura Black; thrillers as Ivor Drummond; black comedies as Domini Taylor; and famously Rosalind Erskine – a reputation with which he hoaxed enthusiastic about numerous years – who seemed to write a disguised biography of what lifestyles was once like in a ladies boarding university the place with classmates she ran a brothel for boys from a close-by institution. ‘The ardour Flower inn' turned a bestseller and used to be 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 was once survived by way of his spouse, the novelist Jane Chichester, and 3 daughters.
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