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D. M. Quillman

D.M. Quillman was born in London in 1942 and read modern languages at Cambridge. After a brief and not particularly successful teaching career he worked as a legal executive with a leading firm of City solicitors until 1992, when he turned to freelance legal translation, a profession he continues to practise. His interests include classic detective fiction, jazz and Tottenham Hotspur. He divides his time between homes in Hertfordshire and Devon.



  • A Saint Emerging


    It was supposed to have been the start of a new phase of life for David and Helena Halstow when they moved from a Home Counties dormitory town to East Anglia. But only after a few months later David dies suddenly, leaving Helena alone in a town she hardly knows. This story, simple enough but with profound issues beneath the surface, chronicles the first year of Helena's widowhood. It tells how, through a combination of Helena's courage a...

  • The Cattlebridge Charabanc


    Who would travel across France and Spain in an old bus on a quest to trace the origin of an ersatz whisky bottle, with two female companions, neither of them related to him? Hugh Stebbingfold would. And did.

  • Implausible Tales of an Erstwhile Conveyancer


    "... an interesting legal topic to research: is a will apparently signed in the course of an out-of-the-body experience and witnessed by a cat valid?"

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