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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
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Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1936
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Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1936
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Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
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Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
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Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
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Margery Allingham

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 23 June 1939
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Margery Allingham

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 23 June 1939
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Margery Allingham

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 23 June 1939
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Margery Allingham

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 23 June 1939
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Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1942
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Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1942
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Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1942
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Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1942
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Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1942
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Margery Allingham

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1942
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Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, circa 1945
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Margery Allingham

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1946
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Margery Allingham

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