David Forrest (pseudonym)

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For the author of "The Last Blue Sea", published under this pseudonym, see David Denholm.

David Forrest is a pen-name used by English novelists Robert Forrest-Webb and David Eliades to write four books, And to My Nephew Albert I Leave the Island What I Won off Fatty Hagan in a Poker Game (1969),[1] The Great Dinosaur Robbery (1970), After Me, the Deluge (1972), and The Undertaker's Dozen (1974). These books featured tight plotlines and riotous humor, touching at the same time some serious topics: The Great Dinosaur Robbery and Nephew deal with the Cold War, After Me, the Deluge with religion.

After Me, the Deluge was the base of a musical written by the Italians Pietro Garinei, Sandro Giovannini and Iaia Fiastri (Aggiungi un posto a tavola; English title: Beyond the Rainbow) that is still represented in theaters worldwide.[2] The Great Dinosaur Robbery became a Disney movie, One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975), which was also highly considered in its time.[3] Despite that, all these books are currently out-of-print.


  1. ^ "And to My Nephew Albert I Leave the Island What I Won off Fatty Hagan in A Poker Game; By David Forrest.". The New York Times. March 9, 1969. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  2. ^ Vivarelli, Nick (January 1, 2004). "Beyond the Rainbow". Variety. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Disney At Its Best With 'Dinosaur'". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. August 10, 1975. Retrieved February 13, 2010.