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Alan Melville

Author Code: EAMV

Born: Apr. 9, 1910 - Berwick-upon-Tweed, England

Died: Dec. 23, 1983 - Brighton, England

Educated at Edinburgh Academy, Melville left school and joined the family timber business when he was seventeen. He entered an essay competition in 1932 and won first prize. Obviously stimulated by the prize, he produced a series of six short stories which were accepted by the BBC and used on Children's Hour. In 1934, he published his first novel, Weekend at Thackeray. He turned to writing full-time and subsequently met George McNeill, a composer, and the two collaborated on numerous works with Melville providing the lyrics to McNeill's songs. He joined the BBC in 1936 as a scriptwriter and drama producer. He joined the RAF in 1941 and rose to the rank of Wing Commander. He later took part in the D-Day landings at Normandy as a war correspondent for the BBC. He also wrote some revues during the war which were very successful. Following the war he produced a number of plays, some of which became successful films. During the 1950s, he became a noted TV personality; both as a panelist on What's My Line and as chairman of The Brains Trust. His works include Quick Curtain (1934), The Vicar in Hell (1935), Death of Anton (1936), The Critic on the Hearth (1936), Castle in the Air (1949), Bet Your Life (1951), Full Circle (1952), The Show Parade (1956) and Merely Melville (1970).

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EAMV001 The Waste-Paper Basket 1935 12 142k eBook Download PDF - 'The Waste-Paper Basket' (EAMV001)   Download ePub - 'The Waste-Paper Basket' (EAMV001) Find a printed copy of The Waste-Paper Basket by Alan Melville at AbeBooks

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