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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