Michael Legat

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Michael Legat
Born (1923-03-24)24 March 1923
London, England, UK
Died 15 August 2011(2011-08-15) (aged 88)
Sussex, England, UK
Pen name Michael Legat
Occupation publisher, novelist
Language English
Nationality British
Period 1972–2004
Genre Romance
Website
www.bookends.clara.net

Michael Legat (24 March 1923 in London, England – 15 August 2011 in Sussex, England) was a British writer of writers' guides and romance novels. He was Chairman of Swanwick writers' summer school [1] and an associate vice-president of the Romantic Novelists' Association.[2] He worked as Editorial Director of Corgi Books and later of Cassell during 35 years, in 1978 he decided to turn to writing full-time.[3]

Bibliography[edit]

Harcourt Saga[edit]

  1. The Silk Maker (1985)
  2. The Cast Iron Man (1987)

Novels[edit]

  • Mario's Vineyard (1980)
  • The Silver Fountain (1982)
  • The Shapiro Diamond (1984)
  • We Beheld His Glory (1988)
  • The Retiring Highwayman (1998)
  • Two's a Crowd (2001)
  • The Prison Within (2001)
  • The Pure in Heart (2001)

Non Fiction[edit]

  • Dear Author: Letters from a Working Publisher to Authors, Prospective and Practiced (1972)
  • An Author's Guide to Publishing (1982)
  • Putting on a Play (1984)
  • Writing for Pleasure and Profit (1986)
  • The Illustrated Dictionary of Western Literature (1987)
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Writing (1989)
  • How to Write Historical Novels (1990)
  • Plotting the Novel (1992)
  • Understanding Publishers' Contracts (1992)
  • Non-fiction Books: A Writer's Guide (1993)
  • The Writer's Rights (1995)
  • An Author's Guide to Literary Agents (1995)
  • Revision: An Author's Guide (1998)
  • Michael Legat Writer's Guides (1999)
  • Writing Your Life Story (1999)
  • Rehearsal (1999)
  • They Read Books and Go to Cocktail Parties (2000)
  • Writing for a Living (2000)
  • The Ultimate Simple Writer's Guide (2004)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin, Nancy (1983). Venture of Faith - A History of Swanwick. Worthing: H.E. Walter Ltd. ISBN 0 85479 066 7. 
  2. ^ RNA Officers 
  3. ^ Michael Legat Official Webpside