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Eric Ambler

Eric Clifford Ambler was born in London. Aged fifteen, he won an engineering scholarship to a college associated with London University, but left without taking a degree to work as a technical trainee. Progression to the publicity department then led to a position with the its advertising agency, where he did well and became a director aged twenty six. He also took to writing; plays initially, but these failed to find an appreciative audience so he turned his talents to novels. These were not...See more