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Les Dawson wrote a historical romantic thriller under female pseudonym

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Lisa
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Les Dawson wrote a historical romantic thriller under female pseudonym

Postby Lisa » Mon February 10th, 2014, 2:47 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26065349

Too bad it never got published! (was he popular in the US, or has no-one over there heard of him?)

Comedian Les Dawson secretly wrote a romantic thriller novel under a female nom de plume, it has been revealed.

The unpublished story of love and mystery, titled An Echo of Shadows, was written under the name Maria Brett-Cooper before his death in 1993.

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Postby Madeleine » Mon February 10th, 2014, 2:55 pm

I hope his daughter gets to finish it. Sounds intriguing!
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Postby Divia » Fri February 14th, 2014, 2:14 am

i have no idea who he is.
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Postby Vanessa » Wed February 19th, 2014, 10:04 am

He was an English comedian with a style all of his own! He was very popular in his day.
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Postby Madeleine » Wed February 19th, 2014, 10:46 am

I don't think he ever made it across to the US, but he was very well-known here.
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