Blackkerchief Dick

Blackkerchief Dick

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by Margery Allingham
     
 

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A historical novel about smugglers set on Mersea Island in the 17th century inspired by a series of seances held by the Allingham family while on holiday on Mersea.

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A historical novel about smugglers set on Mersea Island in the 17th century inspired by a series of seances held by the Allingham family while on holiday on Mersea.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781448207022
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/25/2013
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Margery Louise Allingham was born in Ealing, London.

Allingham wrote steadily through her school days, at first in Colchester and later as a boarder at the Perse School for Girls in Cambridge, where she wrote, produced, and performed in a costume play. After her return to London in 1920 she enrolled at the Regent Street Polytechnic, where she studied drama and speech training in a successful attempt to overcome a childhood stammer.

The Allinghams retained a house on Mersea Island, a few miles from Layer Breton, and here Margery Allingham found the material for her first novel, the adventure story Blackkerchief Dick (1923) which was published when she was nineteen. Two years earlier she had participated in a series of séances, during which messages ostensibly from seventeenth-century pirates and smugglers were received.
The White Cottage Mystery was her first essay in detection, written as a serial for the Daily Express in 1927 and published as a book a year later.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 20, 1904
Date of Death:
June 30, 1966
Place of Birth:
London
Place of Death:
Colchester, Essex, England
Education:
Endsleigh House School, Colchester; the Perse School, Cambridge; and the Regent Street Polytechnic, London

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