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Biography & Bibliography
Born: Cecil Day-Lewis (or Day Lewis), 27 April 1904, Ballintubbert, Queen's County, Ireland
Died: 22 May 1972, Hadley Wood, Hertfordshire, England
Publishing Name(s): Nicholas Blake
Member of The Detection Club
Author from The Golden Age Of Detective Fiction
Series Character(s): Amateur investigator and gentleman detective Nigel Strangeways
Cecil Day-Lewis (or Day Lewis), CBE was a British poet and the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1968 until his death in 1972. He also wrote mystery stories under the pseudonym of Nicholas Blake. He is the father of actor Daniel Day-Lewis and documentary filmmaker and television chef Tamasin Day-Lewis. In his autobiography The Buried Day (1960), he wrote, "As a writer I do not use the hyphen in my surname – a piece of inverted snobbery which has produced rather mixed results . . . .". Read More on wikipedia. Read More on gadetection.
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