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Margery Allingham (1904-1966), Crime writer and novelist

Margery Louise Allingham

Sitter in 48 portraits
One of the most significant writers of detective fiction of the twentieth century, Allingham was encouraged by her father, an editor of boys' adventure stories and detective tales. Allingham wished to turn the detective story into a serious genre, stating that she made 'no distinction between the novel and the thriller'. Her husband, Philip Youngman Carter, illustrated the dust jackets for many of her novels, which included More Work for the Undertaker (1949) and The Beckoning Lady (1955), and often featured her detective hero, Albert Campion, who she first wrote about in 1929 in her novel The Crime at Black Dudley .

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Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
vintage print, 1936
NPG x2396

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Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1936
NPG x10310

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Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1936
NPG x10311

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Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x2440

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Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x2441

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Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x2442

x27023

Margery Allingham

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 23 June 1939
NPG x27023

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Margery Allingham

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 23 June 1939
NPG x27024

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Margery Allingham

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 23 June 1939
NPG x27025

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Margery Allingham

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 23 June 1939
NPG x27026

x2434

Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1942
NPG x2434

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Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1942
NPG x2435

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Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1942
NPG x2436

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Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1942
NPG x2437

x2438

Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1942
NPG x2438

x2439

Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1942
NPG x2439

Ax39594

Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, circa 1945
NPG Ax39594

x68926

Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1946
NPG x68926

x68927

Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1946
NPG x68927

Ax39593

Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 1949
NPG Ax39593

x195092

Philip ('Pip') Youngman Carter, Margery Allingham and unidentiified others

by Francis Goodman
modern bromide contact sheet of twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, May 1952
NPG x195092

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Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
modern bromide contact sheet of eleven 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, May 1952
NPG x195093

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Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
modern bromide contact sheet of twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, May 1952
NPG x195094

x195095

Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
modern bromide contact sheet of twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, May 1952
NPG x195095

x195096

Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
modern bromide contact sheet of seven 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, May 1952
NPG x195096

x87031

Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, May 1958
NPG x87031

x10312

Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1936
NPG x10312

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Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1936
NPG x10313

x10314

Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1936
NPG x10314

x10315

Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1936
NPG x10315

x2443

Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x2443

x195091

Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
modern bromide contact sheet of seven 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1945
NPG x195091

x195047

Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
tear sheet, published 23 February 1949
NPG x195047

x87027

Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, May 1958
NPG x87027

x87028

Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, May 1958
NPG x87028

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Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, May 1958
NPG x87029

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Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, May 1958
NPG x87030

x87032

Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, May 1958
NPG x87032

x87033

Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, May 1958
NPG x87033

x87034

Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, May 1958
NPG x87034

x87035

Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, May 1958
NPG x87035

x87036

Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, May 1958
NPG x87036

x87037

Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, May 1958
NPG x87037

x87038

Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, May 1958
NPG x87038

x87039

Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, May 1958
NPG x87039

x87040

Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, May 1958
NPG x87040

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Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, May 1958
NPG x87041

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