PEARSON, John. British, b. 1930. Genres: Novels, Biography, Documentaries/Reportage. Career: Freelance writer, 1965-. Previously worked for The Times, The Sunday Times (as staff reporter, columnist, and feature writer), and for BBC Television (as scriptwriter). Publications: Gone to Timbuctoo (novel), 1961; (with G. Turner) The Persuasion Industry, 1965; Bluebird and the Dead Lake, 1965; The Life of Ian Fleming, 1966; The Colosseum, 1968; The Life of James Bond, 1970; The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins, 1972, 3rd ed., 1984; Edward the Rake, 1974; The Life of Biggles, 1975; Facades,. 1979; The Kindness of Dr. Avicenna, 1982; Stags and Serpents: The Story of the House of Cavendish and the Dukes of Devonshire, 1983; The Ultimate Family: The Making of the Royal House of Windsor, 1986; The Selling of the Royal Family: The Mystique of the British Monarchy, 1986; The Private Lives of Winston Churchill, 1991; Painfully Rich: J. Paul Getty and His Heirs, 1995; Blood Royal: The Spencers and the Royals, 1999; The Cult of Violence, 2001. Address: c/o Peters Fraser Dunlop, 34 Russell St, London WC2B 5MA, England.