Re: RARA-AVIS: 1970s reading

From: John Williams (
Date: 05 Mar 2003

Charlie asked re P.B. Yuill
Am I right in thinking Yuill is a pseudonym of Terry Venables (former
> England manager and player, for the English football non-cognoscenti)? I
> thought he just wrote the TV series. Didn't notice any novels. And are
> novels really any good?

Yes, the novels were co-written by Venaables with Gordon 'Straw Dogs' Williams, there are three of them and the first, Hazell Plays Solomon, sticks in my memory as a really good, very downbeat PI novel and slice of 70s London lowlife.


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