Author

Derek Robinson

British writer

1932   -  

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
educated at: Downing College
occupation: referee, screenwriter

Derek Robinson (born 12 April 1932) is a British author best known for his military aviation novels full of black humour. He has also written several books on some of the more sordid events in the history of Bristol, his home town, as well as guides to rugby. He was nominated for the Booker Prize in 1971 for his first novel, Goshawk Squadron.After attending Cotham Grammar School, Robinson served in the Royal Air Force as a fighter plotter, during his National Service. He has a History degree from Cambridge University, where he attended Downing College, has worked in advertising in the UK and the US and as a broadcaster on radio and television. He was a qualified rugby referee for over thirty years and is a life member of Bristol Society of Rugby Referees. He was married in 1964.Following his research of historical records for his novel Piece of Cake (1983) Robinson became convinced that it was the supremacy of the Royal Navy in the United Kingdom's coastal waters that caused Adolf Hitler to postpone invasion plans and not the Battle of Britain, as commonly claimed by the Royal Air Force.
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works

5

A Good Clean Fight

book by Derek Robinson

author: Derek Robinson

1993

Damned Good Show

book by Derek Robinson

author: Derek Robinson

2002

The Eldorado Network

book by Derek Robinson

author: Derek Robinson

1979

Goshawk Squadron

book by Derek Robinson

author: Derek Robinson

1971

Piece of Cake

book by Derek Robinson

author: Derek Robinson

1983

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