Dickinson, Peter

Dickinson, Peter

(Peter Malcolm de Brissac Dickinson), 1927–2015, b. Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). The son of a civil servant, he returned to England (1935) with his family and attended King's College, Cambridge (B.A., 1951) and was an editor at Punch (1951–69) before beginning his career as a novelist. He wrote more than 50 novels, including crime fiction for adults and fantasy and adventure mysteries for children and young adults, and poetry. His first adult novel, Skin Deep (1968, U.S. title The Glass-Sided Ants' Nest), was a mystery featuring James Pibble of Scotland Yard. It and A Pride of Heroes (1969, U.S. title The Old English Peep Show) both won the Crime Writers' Association award for best mystery of the year. Among his children's books, the "Changes" trilogy, comprising The Weathermonger (1968), Heartsease (1969), and The Devil's Children (1970), featured a dystopian future in which Britain was plunged back into the Dark Ages. Tulku (1979) and City of Gold and Other Stories from the Old Testament (1980) won the British Carnegie Medal for the year's best book for children. Dickinson was knighted in 2009.
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Liam Dickinson, Peter Gilbert and Bilel Mohsni are suspended for the visitors but skipper Chris Barker's calf problem is improving and Sturrock's squad is good enough to cope with the likes of Ryan Hall able to partner Neil Harris up front and a midfield which has plenty of quality.
A year since Jimmy Dickinson, Peter Harris, Ray Hiron, Alan Knight and Guy Whittingham were the club's original Hall of Fame inductees, Tait - who played in every position but goalkeeper in 278 appearances, during which he scored 31 goals - joined them alongside Andy Awford, John Milkins, Len Phillips and Duggie Reid.
High Howdon, who scored six unanswered goals courtesy of Neil Limerick, Andy Dickinson, Peter Lowery and the league's leading scorer Michael Scatchard (3).
Top, Melissa Dickinson, Peter Adkins, Sue Needham; right, Terry Lipscomb, Shella Sangha, Simon Gilmour, Denise Calaghan, Lorraine Teague, Glen Macklin, Bryan Fehilly (all speakers; Left, Joan Bates, Mary Barber-Fray, Sue Mann; above, Debbie Mansell, Helen Worth, Alan Sumner, Mark Florance; Cher Weston, Lorraine Teague, David Dee; Arnold Shepherd, Gary Payton, Louise Alexander, Ian Adams; Richard Thorpe, Claire Round, Ben Morrison