X
Follow us on
Text Size  A-- A--A

   Author Details

Author Name: John Colvin

 The Colvin family had a long history of service to Queen and country, both in the military and administration. John Horace Ragnar Colvin was the son of Admiral Sir Ragnar Colvin; the grandson of Clement Sneyd Colvin;[1] and the great-grandson of John Russell Colvin, lieutenant-governor of the North-West Provinces of British India during the mutiny of 1857, who had ten children and founded a dynasty of Empire-builders. Relatives included Walter Mytton and Auckland, also lieutenant-governor of the North-West Provinces and OudhBrenda Colvin (1897–1981)[2] was an important landscape architect, author of standard works in the field and a force behind its professionalisation. Sidney Colvin was a critic, curator, and great friend of Robert Louis Stevenson.[citation needed]

Colvin married twice. His first marriage was to Anne Manifold in 1948, which ended in 1963.[citation needed] His second was to Moranna Cazenove in 1967.[citation needed] Each marriage produced a son and a daughter.[citation needed].

His former wife Anne later married Admiral Sir Anthony Synnot, a senior officer in the Royal Australian Navy, and became Lady Synnot.

One of Colvin's children (with Anne) was Mark Colvin, a hugely influential and much loved Australian journalist.[3] Mark wrote of his father's career in his 2016 book Light and Shadow: Memoirs of a Spy's Son.

     Books By Author :: John Colvin

   
Decisive Battles
 -by John Colvin

 Renowned... Read More



Author in Focus

 Stan Lee[1] (born Stanley Martin Lieber /ˈliːbər/; December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018) was an American comic book writer Read More...

Book of the Week

THE FIX

by: DAVID BALDACCI

 Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter - a family man with a successful consulting business - and his victim Read More...
 
Leading Online Library in Chennai © bookandborrow.com. All Rights Reserved.