The Victor Canning pages
These pages celebrate the work of Victor Canning (1911 - 1986), a writer of sixty-one books altogether, including one travel book, eighteen novels both comic and serious, four historical novels set in Roman and Arthurian Britain, three children's books, two short story collections (plus an abundance of other stories) and thirty-three thrillers, the best of which are some of the finest ever written in this genre.
Canning in 1938 with his dogs Polycarp and Abigail
Under Background you will find a collection of brief quotations from Canning's books on a range of subjects, extracts about what became for him a major hobby, fishing, citations from and references to major poets (he was fond of poetry), descriptions of food and cooking (in case you want to assemble a Canning celebration dinner), and a list of the settings of the
novels and stories. I have also created a page about citations from Canning's books in the Oxford English Dictionary, lists of
Click on this link to find the Victor Canning page at Curtis Brown, the agency who look after the rights to his work.
Fifteen pre-war books by Canning which were published through the print-on-demand service Lulu.com have now been withdrawn, but four collections of short stories are still available via this channel, along with four Companions providing background material and indexes of characters, locations and themes. Click on these links to order direct from Lulu.com.
New edition by Arcturus Publishing of
New edition of Canning's