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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 Francis Goodman - NPG x195047

Margery Allingham

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

Margery Allingham, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39593

Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 1949
NPG Ax39593

Philip ('Pip') Youngman Carter, Margery Allingham and unidentiified others, by Francis Goodman - NPG 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

Margery Allingham, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195093

Margery Allingham

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

Margery Allingham, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195094

Margery Allingham

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

Margery Allingham, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195095

Margery Allingham

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

Margery Allingham, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195096

Margery Allingham

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

Margery Allingham, by Francis Goodman - NPG x87031

Margery Allingham

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

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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

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Margery Allingham

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

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Margery Allingham

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

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Margery Allingham

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

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Margery Allingham

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

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Margery Allingham

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

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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

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Margery Allingham

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

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Margery Allingham

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

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