Handley, Arnold

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PERSONAL: Son of Arthur (a laborer) and Katherine (a homemaker) Handley; married; wife's name Margaret (a garage owner); children: Paul, Judith Hammerton. Hobbies and other interests: Sailing.

ADDRESSES: Home—Stanton House, West Bergholt, Colchester, England. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Journalist and freelance writer, 1980—.

MEMBER: Associate College of Preceptors, Institute of Motor Industry.

AWARDS, HONORS: Consumer Writers award; Motor Trade Writers award; British Institute of Industrial Editors award.


Sinclair QL in Business, Newnes (Boston, MA), 1984.

BASIC in Business, Newnes (Boston, MA), 1985.

Contributor to periodicals, including Sunday Express and Sunday Times.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Children's novels The Backshaw Class—Anyway and The Backshaw Class—Any Time, for elementary-aged readers.

SIDELIGHTS: Arnold Handley told CA: "I traveled the world and earned enough from freelancing for national newspapers throughout Europe to be free now to write fiction. Writing for children is fun, but even so, I am a still a hard mercenary: words are my business.

"As for aspiring writers … love words. Learn Italian, French, Russian, Latin, Sanscrit, Spanish, whatever. Learn the subtleties between American, Australian, and British."

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