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James Herbert
James Herbert was born in London’s East End on 8 April 1943. At the age of ten, he won a scholarship to St. Aloysius Grammar School, Highgate, and aged sixteen started studying graphic design, print and photography at the renowned Hornsey College of Art. He then found work in an advertising... show more

James Herbert was born in London’s East End on 8 April 1943. At the age of ten, he won a scholarship to St. Aloysius Grammar School, Highgate, and aged sixteen started studying graphic design, print and photography at the renowned Hornsey College of Art. He then found work in an advertising agency where he rose to the rank of Art Director and Group Head.

He began writing his first novel when he was 28. Ten months later he had completed The Rats, conjuring a London overrun by mutant, flesh-eating rodents. He submitted the manuscript to six publishers, three of whom replied. Of those, two rejected the novel and one accepted it. At its publication in 1974, the first printing of 100,000 copies sold out in three weeks, firmly establishing him as Britain’s leading writer of horror and one of the country’s greatest popular novelists.

The author of twenty-three novels, James Herbert was published in 34 languages including Russian and Chinese and has sold over 54 million copies worldwide.
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Birth date: 1943-04-08
Died: 2013-03-20
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Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 8 months ago
An entertaining novel. The squirrel takes the cake!
Lora's Rants and Reviews
Lora's Rants and Reviews rated it 9 months ago
by James Herbert James Herbert can always be relied on to present an interesting story and this is one of his best. A couple looking for a house of their own are drawn to a remote cottage called Gramarye ("magic'' in old English) in the New Forest. It's a little over their price range but in need ...
Red Lace Reviews
Red Lace Reviews rated it 1 year ago
The Magic Cottage by James Herbert My rating: 5 of 5 stars Top Read 2017 * * * * *Tired of the hustle and bustle of the city of London, young couple Mike and Midge are determined to find a home that offers them a brighter - and quieter - future. Much to their delight, that perfect home comes in the ...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 2 years ago
Thought so. That was creepy, disturbing and strange. I read it as 80s Horror and could have used it for ghosts and haunted houses. This is the story of a man working for a psychic research institute who mostly debunks psychics and haunted house stories finding himself in a house that the occupant...
LittleBookCove
LittleBookCove rated it 3 years ago
Yay, that's 2 ticks off I didn't actually know this at the time. But I randomly picked James Herbert's Nobody True and it actually Turned out to be a really good random pick of a book I could use for the supernatural section of the Halloween bingo i'm doing. I think by now everyone who read...
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