Friday, November 20, 2015

10/20/1926 John Gardner is born

November 20, 1920.  Author John Gardner was born on this day.  That was the English John Gardner, not the American one.  Gardner invented a character named Boysie Oakes, a cowardly, violence-hating spy.  He then went on to extend the works of two British authors: Doyle's Professor Moriarty, and Fleming's James Bond.  In fact, he wrote more Bond novels then the other guy.

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