W.J. Burley

W.J. Burley


Born
in Falmouth, The United Kingdom
August 01, 1914

Died
November 15, 2002

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Burley was born in Falmouth, Cornwall. Before he began writing, he was employed in senior management with various gas companies, before giving it up after the Second World War when he obtained a scholarship to study zoology at Balliol College, Oxford. After obtaining an honours degree he became a teacher. Appointed head of biology, first at Richmond & East Sheen County Grammar School in 1953, then at Newquay Grammar School in 1955, he was well established as a writer by the time he retired at the age of 60 in 1974. He died at his home in Holywell, Cornwall, on 15 August 2002.

John Burley had his first novel published when he was in his early fifties. His second published novel, two years later, saw the appearance of Superintendent Charle
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Average rating: 3.56 · 2,079 ratings · 255 reviews · 42 distinct works
Wycliffe and the Quiet Virgin

3.52 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 1986 — 11 editions
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Wycliffe and the Winsor Blue

3.61 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 1987 — 10 editions
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Wycliffe and Death in a Sal...

3.52 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 1973 — 11 editions
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Wycliffe and the Four Jacks

3.74 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 1985 — 12 editions
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Wycliffe and the Scapegoat

3.57 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 1981 — 12 editions
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Wycliffe and How to Kill a Cat

3.51 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 1970 — 9 editions
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Wycliffe in Paul's Court

3.58 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 1980 — 9 editions
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Wycliffe and the Three Toed...

3.47 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 1968 — 11 editions
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Wycliffe and the Dunes Mystery

3.60 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 1993 — 10 editions
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Wycliffe and the Cycle of D...

3.65 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 1990 — 9 editions
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