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Bernard Knight literary papers (20th C.)

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Bernard Knight, CBE is a British forensic pathologist and writer. He became a Home Office pathologist in 1965 and was appointed Professor of Forensic Pathology, University of Wales College of Medicine, in 1980. Knight was born and lives in Cardiff. As well as being a forensic scientist, and a doctor, he qualified as a barrister. He has been writing since the 1960s, when his first crime novel was published. Since then, he has written about thirty books, including contemporary crime fiction, historical novels about Wales, biography, non-fiction popular works on forensic medicine, twelve medico-legal textbooks and the humorous Crowner John Mysteries series of 12th-century historical mysteries. In addition, he has written scripts for radio and television dramas and documentaries. The archive consists of papers relating to Bernard Knight’s literary work.

Date range: 1960-2010

Size: 5 metres

Language: English

Keywords: Crime fiction, detective fiction, historical novels, Wales