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Edgar Wallace christened Richard Horatio Edgar
Wallace was born 1st April 1875 to actress Polly Richards. He was adopted at the
age of nine days, by Billingsgate Fish porter Dick Freeman.
began his working life on Fleet Street at the age of eleven selling newspapers
at Ludgate Circus. During his life he wrote many bestsellers. He made millions
and yet when he died he owed millions. His books have been in print almost
constantly since his death, currently being published in
England by House of Stratus
and in Germany by Goldmann & Weltbild.
1969 The Edgar
Wallace Society was formed by his youngest daughter Penelope Wallace.