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David Whittle's Bruce Montgomery/Edmund Crispin: A Life in Music and Books PDF

By David Whittle

less than his genuine identify, Bruce Montgomery (1921-1978) wrote live performance tune and the ratings for nearly 50 function movies, together with the most enduring British comedies of the 20 th century, among them a bunch within the sequence all started by way of physician in the home and the 1st six keep it up motion pictures. below the pseudonym of Edmund Crispin he loved equivalent luck as an writer, writing 9 hugely acclaimed detective novels and a couple of brief crime tales, in addition to compiling anthologies of technology fiction which helped to extend the profile of the style. a detailed pal of either Philip Larkin and Kingsley Amis, Montgomery did a lot to inspire their paintings. during this first biography of Montgomery, David Whittle attracts on interviews with those that knew the author and composer. those interviews, including in-depth examine, offer nice perception into the improvement of Montgomery as against the law fiction author and as a composer within the ever-demanding global of flicks. throughout the overdue Fifties and early '60s those calls for have been to end up an excessive amount of for Montgomery. Alcoholism mixed with the onset of osteoporosis and a retreat right into a semi-reclusive way of life led to him writing and composing almost not anything over the last 15 years of his existence. David Whittle examines the explanations for Montgomery's early and swift decline during this completely researched and engagingly written biography.

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