Author A-Z > J. F. Straker
J. F. Straker was born in Farnborough, Kent and lived in Sussex. During the war he served with The Buffs and on the General Staff and then became a schoolmaster. His interest in writing began at an early age but it was not until the war when he had to spend long periods in the desert with very little distraction, that he completed his first novel.He was the author of twenty-five novels and believed in the importance of getting his facts right, thus many of his works are set in Sussex. J. F. Straker died in 1987.
Books By J. F. Straker
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A Love Like Blood - Marcus Sedgwick
A Love Like Blood is Marcus Sedgwick's first adult novel - intelligently chilling, it's a dark, compelling read about how a man's life can change in a moment; about where the desire for truth - and for revenge - can lead; about love and fear and hatred. And it is also about the question of blood...
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