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Date of Birth 30 June 1910Victoria Park, Manchester, England, UK
Date of Death 10 July 2003London, England, UK
Birth NameWinston Mawdsley Graham

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Jean Mary Williamson (1939 - 10 July 2003) (his death) (2 children)

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He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 1983 for his services to literature.
Chairman of the British Society of Authors from 1967 to 1969 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Author of the Poldark saga, a series of historical novels about an 18th-century Cornwall family, seven of which were dramatized for the BBC in the 1970s and also shown on Masterpiece Classic (1971). His suspense novel "The Little Walls" was named by the Crime Writers' Association of Great Britain as the best English mystery of 1955. His thrillers usually feature young women as narrator-protagonists.
Spent time as a tax exile to escape Britain's high income taxes. He went to live in France, but found it tedious and soon returned, saying he preferred to be taxed to death than bored to death.

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