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Crichton

James. 1560--82, Scottish scholar and writer, called the Admirable Crichton because of his talents
(John) Michael. born 1942, US novelist, screenwriter, and film director; his thrillers, many of which have been filmed, include The Andromeda Strain (1969), Jurassic Park (1990), and Disclosure (1994)

Crichton

resourceful servant proves more than equal to his employers when household is marooned. [Br. Lit.: The Admirable Crichton]
See: Butler

Crichton

resourceful butler who leads master and his family through difficulties on deserted island. [Br. Lit.: Admirable Crichton]
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Crichton denies murder and the trial, at Preston crown court, continues.
The court heard Crichton was seen skulking away with his hood up by a security guard working at the retail park.
I value the need for education expansion in New Jersey," commented Lisa Crichton.
o the Let's Get Sporty facility on the Crichton Estate which aims to develop young people by providing mentoring and employability skills while delivering localised community sporting activity.
Crichton was subsequently charged with murder but a jury took 11 minutes to deliver a not proven verdict.
There will be no diesel engines available, Crichton said, despite BMW offering a wide range of highly developed turbo diesel engines on most of its markets globally.
However, no one reads Crichton for his characterizations, and most critics admitted that they were highly entertained by this rollicking adventure tale in spite of its weaknesses.
Besides Jurassic Park, Crichton also penned books like Congo and Disclosure, all of which were adapted into films.
Crichton, the author of bestselling titles such Jurassic Park and Andromeda Strain, died in November last year.
In recent years, Crichton turned his attention more explicitly toward public policy.
LUCKY Loki Crichton has recalled the day the sport he loves nearly cost him his life.