Author and book reviewer


Born to parents who were both on the stage, Celia Dale's first novel, The Least of These, was published in 1943 and she went on to write ten others. She won the 1986 Crime Writer’s Association Veuve Cliquot Short Story Award for ‘Lines of Communication’ which appears in her short story collection, A Personal Call and other stories, and worked on the Daily Express and the Sunday Express. She also worked as a book reviewer and a publisher's advisor and many of her stories have been adapted for radio and television.