Lionel Davidson


Lionel Davidson (my Dad) was one of the great authors of the twentieth century. He won the crime writers gold dagger three times, wrote three of the big adventure stories of the last century, and two classic childrens books too. He had a particular magic that made vivid scenes spring out of the page. Two of the big adventure stories should have been blockbuster features, and maybe they still can. His books were translated into many languages and have dozens of editions. I have put pictures of some of the numerous covers. My website of him has been hacked so, for the time being, I shall refer you to his Amazon page, and to Faber & Faber his current publisher.
Born in 1922 it is of course his 100th anniversary year. Happy birthday, Dad!


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