Re: RARA-AVIS: 1970s reading

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 05 Mar 2003

----- Original Message ----- From: "Charlie Williams" <>

> John Williams wrote:
> <<P.B. Yuill - the Hazell books - probably the best crime novels written
> a
> former professional sportsman>>
> 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?

Written when he was manager of Crystal Palace. P B Yuill is the pseudonym of Venables and Gordon M Williams, the Scotsman who wrote THE SIEGE OF TRENCHER'S FARM (filmed as Straw Dogs). It begins to make sense. I'll certainly be having a closer look.


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