Ellis, Royston

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ELLIS, Royston

ELLIS, Royston. Also writes as Richard Tresillian. British, b. 1941. Genres: Novels, Romance/Historical, Poetry, Antiques/Furnishings, Business/Trade/Industry, Food and Wine, Travel/Exploration, Biography, Humor/Satire. Career: Freelance poet, lectr., and TV and radio interviewer, 1956-61; Jersey News and Features Agency, assistant ed., 1961-63; Canary Island Sun, associate ed., 1963-66; project director, Emerald Hillside Estates, and agent and attorney for Marquis of Bristol, Dominica, W. Indies, 1966-74; Radio Dominica, producer and broadcaster, 1973-76; Educator, Dominica, associate ed., 1974-76; Dominica Broadcasting Services, director, 1976-78; Wordsman Ltd., Guernsey, ed., 1977-86; freelance travel writer, 1986-; cruise lecturer 1994-; humor and restaurant columnist, 1997-. Editorial consultant: Explore Sri Lanka, Colombo, 1990-96, 2000-; Wordsman Ltd, Maldives, 1996-97; President's Office, Maldives, 1999-2001. Publications: Jiving to Gyp, 1959; Drifting with Cliff Richard, 1959; Rave, 1960; Rainbow Walking Stick, 1961; The Big Beat Scene, 1961; The Shadows by Themselves, 1961; Rebel, 1962; The Seaman's Suitcase, 1963; Myself for Fame, 1964; The Flesh Merchants, 1966; The Rush at the End, 1967; The Cherry Boy, 1967; The Small Business Institute Guide to Import/Export, 1976; The Bondmaster, 1977; Blood of the Bondmaster, 1977; Bondmaster Breed, 1979; Fleur, 1979; Bondmaster Fury, 1982; The Bondmaster's Revenge, 1983; Bondmaster Buck, 1984; Master of Black River, 1984; Black River Affair, 1985; Black River Breed, 1985; Bloodheart, 1985; Bloodheart Royal, 1986; Bloodheart Feud, 1987; Giselle, 1988; Guide to Mauritius, 1988, rev. ed., 2002; India by Rail, 1989; The Grand Hotel, 1991; Sri Lanka by Rail, 1994; (with G. Amarasinghe) Guide to Maldives, 1995, rev. ed., 2000; (with G. Amarasinghe) A Maldives Celebration, 1997; Seeing Sri Lanka by Train, 1997; History of the Bandarawela Hotel, 1998; History of the Tea Factory Hotel, 1998; Festivals of the World: Madagascar, 1998; A Man for All Islands (biography), 1998; On Freedom's Wings, 1998; STO: On the Move, 1999; Festivals of the World: Trinidad, 1999; My Story: Toni the Maldive Lady, 1999; A Hero in Time, 2001; Sri Lanka: An Insight Guide, 2000, rev. ed., 2002; Sri Lanka: The Bradt Travel Guide, 2002; Maldives: An Insight Guide, 2002; The Sri Lanka Story, 2003; The Growing Years, 2004. "Bondmaster" and "Bloodheart" books published in UK as Richard Tresillian. Address: Horizon Cottage, Kaikawala, Induruwa, Sri Lanka. Online address: [email protected]; www.roystonellis.com