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Ambler, Eric

Born: 1909 AD
Died: 1998 AD
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1909 – Born on June 28th in London. An English suspense novelist.


1924-1927 – He studied engineering at London University and took up an apprenticeship in engineering at the Edison Swan Electric Company. Later, when the company became part of Associated Electrical Industries, he worked in its advertising department. 


1936 – Wrote the novel, "Dark Frontier".


1937 – He was the director of a London ad agency.


1938 – Ambler became a script consultant for Alexander Korda. 


1939 – Met an American fashion correspondent, Louise Crombie, in Paris. 


        – He wrote "A Coffin for Dimitrios".


1949 – Worked with the famous director David Lean in "Passionate Friends", based on the novel by H.G. Wells.

1951 – He wrote another novel titled, "Judgment on Deltchev".


1962 – Wrote "The Light of Day".


1964 – He won the Edgar Award of The Mystery Writers of America. 


1969 – Ambler lived 16 years in Switzerland and then returned to England. 


1975 – Named as Grand Master by The Mystery Writers of America.


1981 – Ambler was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. 


1998 – Died in London on October 22nd. 

2.6 (52.73%) 22 votes