Dave Wallis

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Dave Wallis is an English author. He was born in London and brought up in Canada. Between 1940 and 1946 he served with the Royal Corps of Signals.[1]

He published four novels, the most famous being 'Only Lovers Left Alive'.[2][3]

He worked as a teacher at Earls Colne Grammar School, teaching English and French from 1971 until it's closure in 1975.



  1. ^ "Julian Putkowski interviews Dave Wallis". Revolutionary History, Vol. 8 No. 2. Summer 2002. 
  2. ^ David Simonelli -Working Class Heroes: Rock Music and British Society in the 1960s ... 2012- p94 "Even the Rolling Stones entertained film scripts and at one point were scheduled to play parts in an adaptation of the Dave Wallis novel, Only Lovers Left Alive (1964).33 None of these efforts was particularly successful critically—it would not ..."
  3. ^ Billboard - 1966 5 21 p40 "LOS. ANGELES. "Only Lovers Left Along," a novel by English author Dave Wallis, will be used as the screenplay for the movie debut of the Rolling Stones. The group will receive a reported $1 million from British Decca for their movie venture."