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Maclean

1. Donald. 1913--83, British civil servant, who spied for the Russians: fled to the former Soviet Union (with Guy Burgess) in 1951
2. Sorley . 1911--96, Scottish Gaelic poet. His works include D?in do Eimhir agus D?in Eile (1943) and Spring Tide and Neap Tide (1977)
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He said that while growing up in Worcester, he would write short stories based on the thrillers of author Alistair Maclean ("Ice Station Zebra").
Alistair Maclean, national secretary of the IDU, said: "Pensions are an important part of our members' remuneration package so it is essential that we get changes agreed.
National secretary Alistair Maclean said there was "widespread anger" over plans to cap employee pensions, accusing senior management of showing "utter contempt" for workers.
Think of the plots of Alistair MacLean for example whose thrillers also made popular movies.
Cavalier's report concludes that Alistair Maclean, the FA's company secretary, and Taylor have not acted improperly.
But they probably started believing their own movies after catching a bad case of in-fiction-realititis, and Where Eagles Dare despite its being an excellent testosterone-driven war movie is a good example.Unlike the old Hollywood formula of adapting books for cinema Alistair MacLean, renowned war and adventure novelist, was hired to write a story for a film upon the request of producer Elliot Kastner.
"It is a real human problem, as most of us are too old to find other work, and many of us have families to support", Europe Information was told by Alistair Maclean, one of the dismissed teachers.
"And when he's thinking about certain things I can talk to my caddie Alistair MacLean about what we need to do.
It was Where Eagles Dare, by Alistair MacLean. I was home from school sick with something that kept me snuffling under a snowdrift of rumpled tissues, and had read every book on my shelf.
Alistair Maclean died at his croft near Bettyhill on the north coast of Sutherland.
Eastwood used to call the movie Where Doubles Dared, but Alistair Maclean, who wrote the screenplay and novel, got the title from a quote in Shakespeare's Richard III: "The world is grown so bad, that wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch."