Wed, 21 Apr 1999 23:48:49 EDT Fred Willard writes:

<< I recently received a interesting email from Elizabeth Cowan, the
grandaughter of Eric Knight who, writing as Richard Hallas, authored _You
Play the Black and the Red Comes Up_.
She also included this URL which further explains his career and the events
surrounding his death.
I hope this will contribute to understanding his life and work.

"You Play the Black..." was one of the best books I read last year. It's not
to be missed. The web site is interesting. My intro to the books says that
Hallas was part of a film division for Special Services (OSS). I always took
OSS to be espionage, etc. (precursor to CIA), but maybe they did other
things, or maybe Hallas was part of those other things.

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