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Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was the illegitimate son of an actress, adopted by a Billingsgate Fish porter named Dick Freeman. He sold newspapers in London at age 11 and joined the army at 21. He was a Reuters war correspondent during the Second Boer War and wrote thrillers to earn extra money from books such as The Four Just Men (1905). He failed in his bid to stand as Liberal MP for Blackpool and moved to Hollywood to work as a script writer. While drafting the blockbuster film King Kong, he died from more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.13mm | 267.62g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1508453950
  • 9781508453956

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