Margery Allingham

Margery Allingham


Born
in Ealing, London, The United Kingdom
May 20, 1904

Died
June 30, 1966

Genre


Aka Maxwell March.

Margery Louise Allingham was born in Ealing, London in 1904 to a family of writers. Her father, Herbert John Allingham, was editor of The Christian Globe and The New London Journal, while her mother wrote stories for women's magazines. Margery's aunt, Maud Hughes, also ran a magazine. Margery earned her first fee at the age of eight, for a story printed in her aunt's magazine.

Soon after Margery's birth, the family left London for Essex. She returned to London in 1920 to attend the Regent Street Polytechnic (now the University of Westminster), and met her future husband, Philip Youngman Carter. They married in 1928. He was her collaborator and designed the cover jackets for many of her books.

Margery's breakthrough came 1929
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“She rose and followed her bust from the room.”
Margery Allingham
tags: humor

“I believe that an author who cannot control her characters is, like a mother who cannot control her children, not really fit to look after them.”
Margery Allingham

“The process of elimination, combined with a modicum of common sense, will always assist us to arrive at the correct conclusion with the maximum of possible accuracy and the minimum of hard labor. Which being translated means: I guessed it.”
Margery Allingham, Look to the Lady

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