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The Lively Dead - Peter Dickinson
1975 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hodder & Stoughton, London
A near fine book in VG++ unclipped dustwrapper
Book shows no names, tightly bound and square, clean contents and cloth
The dust jacket shows slight rubs to corners and a light fading to spine
A very under-appreciated author

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Brief Biography
DICKINSON, Peter (Malcolm de Brissac), British. Born in Livingstone, Zambia, 16 December 1927. Educated at Eton College (King's Scholar), 1941-46; King's College, Cambridge (exhibitioner), B.A. 1951. Served in the British Army, 1946-48. Married Mary Rose Bernard in 1953; two daughters and two sons. Assistant Editor and reviewer. Punch. London, 1952-69. Chairman of the Management Committee, Society of Authors, 1978-80. Recipient: Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger, 1968. 1969; Guardian Award, 1977; Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, for non-fiction, 1977; Whitbread Award, 1979; Library Association Carnegie Medal, 1980, 1981


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