Bio:Hazel Adair


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Hazel Iris Addis (born as Hazel Iris Wilson) is a British author and the spouse of Eric Elrington Addis (Cmdr. Addis was also a published author of detective novels under the pseudonym "Peter Drax" including: Murder by Chance, He Shot to Kill, Murder by Proxy, etc.). Together they have a daughter named Valery Ann Addis and a son named Jeremy Addis. She writes under both "Hazel Iris Addis" (for various editions of the Cub Scout Manual and other books for Cub Scouts) and as "A.J. Heritage" or "Hazel Adair" (for all other works). She is the author of Mahogany and Deal, Quoth the Raven, Stranger From Space (with Ronald Marriott), The Enamelled Bird-Cage, and The Darkest Hour. She was the co-creator with Peter Ling of the British soap operas Compact and Crossroads.


The wikipedia entry has an incorrect date of birth, and many other interesting, and completely unsourced, claims about her, which we do not (at present) accept as accurate.

It turns out that that there are two authors named Hazel Adair. One born as Hazel Iris Wilson in 1900 and one born as Hazel Joyce Willett in 1920. It is that second Hazel Adair -who was alive enough to do a 2010 TV interview- who's work is in Isfdb.

Publications by Hazel Iris Addis, née Wilson

Novels as Hazel Adair

  • Wanted A Son. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1935.
  • Mistress Mary. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1936.
  • A Torch is Lit. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1936.
  • All the Trumpets. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1937.
  • Red Bunting. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1937.
  • Over the Stile. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1938.
  • Sparrow Market. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1938.
  • Bendiz and Son. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1939.
  • The Heritage. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1939.
  • Cockadays. London & Melbourne, Hutchinson & Co., 1940.
  • Mahogany and Deal. London & Melbourne, Hutchinson & Co., 1940.
  • The Lady of Garth House. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1941.
  • John Manifold. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1942.
  • Escape to Peril. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1944.
  • The Enamelled Bird-Cage. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1945.
  • Quoth the Raven. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1947.
  • Mistress of One. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1948.
  • Challenge to Seven. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1949.
  • The Gentle Vagabond. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1950
  • We Only Wanted Peter. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1952.
  • No Bells Rang. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1953.

Novels as A. J. Heritage

  • The Happy Years. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1938.

Plays as H. I. Addis

  • New Plays for Wolf Cubs, with V. V. Vanston. London, C. A. Pearson, 1935.

Publications by Hazel Joyce Marriott, née Willett

Novels as Hazel Adair

  • Stranger from Space, with Ronald Marriott, illus. Antony Hart. London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1953.
  • Life in Emergency Ward 10, with Tessa Diamond. London, Anthony Blond, 1959.

Novels as Clare Nicol

  • Blitz on Balaclava Street. London, Macdonald, 1983.

Non-fiction as Hazel Adair

  • The Crossroads Cookbook, with Peter Ling. London, W. H. Allen, 1977.

Compact. Adapted by Janet Grey from the BBC Television series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling. London, Icon Books, 1962. Compact 2. adapted by Janet Grey from the BBC Television series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling. London, Icon Books, 1963.

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