Digby George Gerahty

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Digby George Gerahty (1898-1981), who wrote under the pen-names of Robert Standish and Stephen Lister, was an English novelist and short story writer most productive during the 1940s and 1950s. He was also a featured contributor to the Saturday Evening Post. His novels include Elephant Walk, which was later made into a film starring Elizabeth Taylor. In the semi-autobiographical Marise (1950), Gerahty (writing as "Stephen Lister") claimed that he and two publicist colleagues had covertly "invented" the Loch Ness Monster in 1933 as part of a contract to improve business for local hotels; he repeated his claim to researcher Henry Bauer in 1980.[1]

Works[edit]

  • The Three Bamboos (1942)
  • Bonin (1943)
  • The Small General (1945)
  • Mr. On Loong (1947)
  • Elephant Walk (1948)
  • The Gulf of Time (1948)
  • Follow the Seventh Man (1950)
  • Marise (1950)
  • A Worthy Man (1952)
  • Gentleman of China (1953)
  • Fit for a Bishop; or, How to Keep a Fat Priest in Prime Condition (Recipes) (1953, 1955) (written as by Stephen Lister)
  • A Long Way from Pimlico (1954) (published in the United States as Escape from Pimlico)
  • Face Value (1955) (short stories)
  • Blind Tiger (1956)
  • Honourable Ancestor (1956)
  • Storm Centre (1957)
  • African Guinea Pig (1958)
  • The Radio-Active General and Other Stories (1959)
  • The Big One Got Away (1960)
  • The First of Trees: The Story of The Olive (1960)
  • The Talking Dog: and Other Stories (1961)
  • Singapore Kate (1964)
  • End of The Line (1965)
  • The Widow Hack (1966)
  • The Course of True Love (1968)
  • Elephant Law, and Other Stories (1969)
  • Rickshaw Boy (1970)
  • Hungarian Roulette (1972) (written as by Stephen Lister)
  • The Silk Tontine (1972)
  • The Fountain of Youth, and Other Stories (1973)
  • The Short Match (1974)
  • Dabney's Reef (1975)
  • The Cruise of The 'Three Brothers' (1976)
  • Green Fire (1976)
  • The Gulf of Time (1976)
  • The Story of Mary Lee (1978)
  • The Prince of Storytellers (1979)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bauer, Henry H. The Enigma of Loch Ness. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1984. Pp. 4, 157.


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