Person    | Male  Born 20/12/1923  Died 10/9/2007

James Leasor

Categories: Literature

Countries: Burma

Writer. Born in Erith, Kent. During WW2 he served in Burma where he spent eighteen hours adrift in the Indian Ocean after his ship was torpedoed. After the war he joined the Daily Express and became private secretary to Lord Beaverbrook. His prolific output included mainly historical and adventure novels. Died in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

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