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Here Lies Eric Ambler

Here Lies Eric Ambler

(1985)
An Autobiography
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Finally we hear from the master himself. The writer whom Graham Greene called "unquestionably our best thriller writer" and who John le Carre once called "the source on which we all draw." If his 1985 autobiography, the self-deprecatingly entitled Here Lies Eric Ambler, is to be believed, his intention as a young man was to be a playwright. Ambler found a novel way (forgive the pun) to introduce his first full length work, by giving his girlfriend a bound page proof in a cinema on King's Road, Chelsea, just before the lights went down. So became The Dark Frontier (1936) and thereafter some of the greatest thrillers of the 20th century, such as Epitaph for a Spy, Cause for Alarm, The Mask of Dimitrios and Journey into Fear, a good number of which were reduced to film and other "media" (before such things were called media). Not long after finishing Journey into Fear Ambler stopped writing and joined the army, later working for Ealing Studios and J. Arthur Rank, where he adapted Nicholas Montserrat's The Cruel Sea for film before decamping for fame and relative fortune in Hollywood. In 1958 he married Joan Harrison, Alfred Hitchcock's long time assistant and collaborator. Hitchcock even organised their wedding. Get inside the mind and life of one of the inventors and indeed archetypes of the thriller genre.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

October 1986 : USA Hardback
Title: Here Lies: Eric Ambler
Author(s): Eric Ambler
ISBN: 0-374-16975-6 / 978-0-374-16975-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
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September 1986 : UK Hardback
Title: Here Lies: An Autobiography (New Portway Large Print Books)
Author(s): Eric Ambler
ISBN: 0-7451-7014-5 / 978-0-7451-7014-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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July 1986 : USA Hardback
Title: Here Lies: An Autobiography
Author(s): Eric Ambler
ISBN: 0-374-16974-8 / 978-0-374-16974-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux (T)
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June 1985 : UK Hardback
Title: Here Lies: An Autobiography
Author(s): Eric Ambler
ISBN: 0-297-78588-5 / 978-0-297-78588-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson
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Paperback Editions

March 1988 : USA Paperback
Title: Here Lies: An Autobiography
Author(s): Eric Ambler
ISBN: 0-89296-940-7 / 978-0-89296-940-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Pr
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November 1986 : UK Paperback
Title: Here Lies: An Autobiography
Author(s): Eric Ambler
ISBN: 0-00-637014-4 / 978-0-00-637014-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana Press
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Audio Editions

1989 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Here Lies
Author(s): Eric Ambler
ISBN: 0-7366-1494-X / 978-0-7366-1494-8 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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Kindle Editions

December 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Here Lies: An Autobiography: An Autobiography
Author(s): Eric Ambler
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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