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Help me locate this Author: Dave Wallis

Frug 24 Apr 02 - 11:32 AM
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M.Ted 26 Apr 02 - 05:46 PM
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Subject: Help me locate this Author
From: Frug
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 11:32 AM

I'm looking for guidance on locating an author called Dave Wallis for a project I'm working on. He wrote a couple of books in the early sixties, one of which was titled Only Lovers Left Alive which received some critical acclaim. I've searched several sites and can find some mentions of him and his influences on others but I would really like some biog. stuff and ideally would like to contact the guy himself. He is English and was at one time living in North London and apparently was a teacher who contributed some thoughts on education! Any of you catters got ideas on how I might trace him or any particularly useful sites for this type of exercise. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

Frank


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Subject: RE: Help: Help me locate this Author
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 12:06 PM

Harcourt Brace in New York published that. Perhaps they could help you........


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Subject: RE: Help: Help me locate this Author
From: IanC
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 12:06 PM

There's a review of the book here. Nothing else, though, and nothing biographical that I can find.

Cheers!
Ian


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Subject: RE: Help: Help me locate this Author
From: NELLIE
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 02:08 PM

If this chap was living in London and was a teacher, a possible help might be to try the London Education Authority, teachers records dept. Its just a thought.

Jenny


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Subject: RE: Help: Help me locate this Author
From: Frug
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 02:20 PM

Thanks for the thoughts so far..........working on it! Am going to try old electoral rolls etc. Don't know if he is alive or dead so might try obit trawl. Keep the ideas coming though.

Frank


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Subject: RE: Help: Help me locate this Author
From: M.Ted
Date: 26 Apr 02 - 05:46 PM

Check with the publisher--they pay royalties, so they always know where to find an author--


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Subject: RE: Help: Help me locate this Author
From: Burke
Date: 26 Apr 02 - 07:20 PM

I searched Biography and Genealogy Master Index & only found a couple of references that are in Science Fiction reference materials.

The science fiction encyclopedia. Doubleday, 1979. Has an entry with no birthdate, says probably American & gives a 1 line description of the book you mention.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature. A checklist, 1700-1974. Volume 1. Lists only the one book you mention and gives 1917 for a birthdate. That's it.

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. Edited by John Clute and Peter Nicholls. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993. (has an entry by we don't have it so I can't check it.) The editor is the same as the 1st book I mentioned, check your local library. The English publisher of his book in 1964 was A. Blond, 1979 reprint I. Henry; the American publisher was Dutton.

Good luck, there doesn't seem to be a lot out there.


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Subject: RE: Help: Help me locate this Author
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 26 Apr 02 - 08:35 PM

I have an oldish London residential phone book, which lists several D Wallises, abour four of whom are (or were) in north London. If you want to send me a personal message with a little bit more about your project, I'd be happy to follow them up, in the hope of getting at least a forwarding address. I'm also registered with some UK-based people-search services which might be worth trying.

I did actually read the book, by the way (the one where the oldies topped themselves). I'm pretty sure it was turned into a film, but didn't see it. But I fear it will be many years since Dave got his last royalty cheque, M Ted.


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Subject: RE: Help: Help me locate this Author
From: M.Ted
Date: 26 Apr 02 - 08:47 PM

They will still generally know--


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Subject: RE: Help: Help me locate this Author
From: Frug
Date: 27 Apr 02 - 06:46 PM

Thanks for all the ideas guys. I will keep you all posted as soon as I get some more info.

Frank


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Subject: RE: Help: Help me locate this Author
From: Nemesis
Date: 28 Apr 02 - 05:32 PM

I Found these via www2.eu-info.com/uk WALLIS DAVID C ELMCOURT ROAD, 33 SE27 9BX LONDON 02087667321

WALLIS DAVID G + CATHERINE C 2/8 BABINGTON ROAD, 113 SW16 6AN LONDON 02087691806 WALLIS DAVID J + LINDA E 3/8 CHINGFORD ROAD, 301 E17 5AD LONDON 02085316208 WALLIS DAVID W + ANGELA R 4/8 CROMWELL PLACE, 5 N6 5HR LONDON (N6 is Islington, isn't it?) 02083406135 WALLIS EMILY L + DAVID E + CHARLES E + JACQUELINE L 5/8 BIRKHALL ROAD, 11 SE6 1TF LONDON 02086983246

WALLIS HARRY G + DAVID G + MABEL L 6/8 RANDLESDOWN ROAD, 102 SE6 3SR LONDON 02086973475 WALLIS SADIE A + CHRISTINE L + DAVID S 7/8 EASTVIEW AVENUE, 20 SE18 2HT LONDON 02083170503 WALLIS SUSAN M + DAVID 8/8 SELBY ROAD, 3 W5 1LY LONDON 02089330667

These are all the Wallises listed on that in London.

Best of luck


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Subject: RE: Help: Help me locate this Author
From: GUEST
Date: 19 May 10 - 07:22 PM

He died in 1988.


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Subject: RE: Help: Help me locate this Author
From: GUEST
Date: 19 May 10 - 08:15 PM

GUEST

WHAT Is Your Source????

Where?
When? (More than 1988 please)
How?
Surviving Family Members.

Sincerely,
Clone Patrol - get on this quick.


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Subject: RE: Help: Help me locate this Author
From: GUEST,Paul
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 08:59 AM

I'd like to know too - are the publishers still going?


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Subject: RE: Help me locate this Author: Dave Wallis
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 19 Dec 10 - 02:22 PM

I contacted both his UK publishers some time ago. Neither had any useful info (not even an agent contact!). I'm pretty sure he's no longer around. 1917 birth date makes that a probability, sadly. I have hardback copies of other books by him and they have some interesting biographical details if you still need them.


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Subject: RE: Help me locate this Author: Dave Wallis
From: GUEST,John Wurr
Date: 11 Aug 11 - 04:43 PM

I found this site through Google, having had, for no reason obvious to me, a random thought last night about 'Only Lovers....', a book I haven't thought about for 40 years or more.

I am a jazz musician, and in the 1960s I was living and playing music in London. My piano player was Tom Culbert, a teacher working in North London, who got our band a gig playing at the launch of a novel by a teaching colleague, Dave Wallis. This turned out to be 'Only Lovers.....', and we all got a copy (mine has long since vanished, although I remember reading and enjoying it). I remember it was planned to make a film starring the Stones, but I don't think that ever happened.

I've not heard of or seen Dave Wallis since that party, but Tom Culbert is still an active pianist now living in Cumbria. I've not seen him for a few years, but his phone is 01254 247328. He may have some information.

Good luck,

John Wurr


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Subject: RE: Help me locate this Author: Dave Wallis
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 04 Apr 12 - 10:14 AM

Dave Wallis taught English and French at Earls Colne Grammar School in Essex from 1971 until it closed in 1975. He was living in or near Pebmarsh (Essex) at the time.


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Subject: RE: Help me locate this Author: Dave Wallis
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jul 14 - 09:57 AM

I met Dave Wallis in about 1979/80.
He was running a writer's group at a Colchester Evening institute.

At that time, I believe he lived at Wivenhoe, a village outside Colchester.

He was a very pleasant man, very encouraging to new writers.

I remember he told us that he had worked his way round the world by working as a deck-hand on tramp steamers.


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Subject: RE: Help me locate this Author: Dave Wallis
From: GUEST,James
Date: 24 Jul 14 - 11:47 AM

Dave Wallis taught me English at Earls Colne in the early 1970's. He was a great guy and at one point told me that the reason why his book was not turned into a movie related specifically to the death of BRIAN JONES. Dave was quite an inspiring teacher and was a different type to the other old and rigid teachers at ECGS. He was, as you might say, "cool" - and that was a huge motivator for other students. I don't think anyone had anything but a great respect for him.

James


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