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Here Lies - Eric Ambler

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1985, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Pages very gently age-tanned.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Why was Ambler able to change the whole character and direction of thrillers? — H. R. F. Keating asked recently. ‘What in his life had prepared him?’ Up till now, Ambler has always been a very private person, so his huge following of readers will be enthralled by the revelations in this autobiography. Without undue solemnity, he peels back the layers of experience which have affected his own life with the same familiar skill he uses to unfold the plot of one of his novels: the South London childhood, the engineering experience in a cable works, his period as an advertising copywriter, the progression of highly successful novels from the thirties onwards, including such early classics as The Mask of Dimitrios and Journey into Fear, the war years with his contrasting work as a motor-cycle instructor, a gunnery officer and an army film-maker, and his post-war renown as the leading writer in the genre on both sides of the Atlantic. His family and friends, whether an uncle who went to prison for embezzlement, or his acquaintances in pre-war Paris and the literary and film worlds, are all examined with the same cool and penetrating gaze that he now turns upon himself.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 234
ISBN: 0297785885
Cover Art By: Alan Dempsey

£11.90 (Now Sold)