Introduction Biography Addresses Portraits
Books Short stories Stage plays Film and TV Radio and audio
Quotations Fishing Poetry Food Settings Dedications Narrative style Canning in the OED Reading lists Articles on Canning
Centenary News Links Availability

Articles on Victor Canning

Anonymous. "Mr Finchley visits Leicester". Leicester Mercury, 29 June 1938.

Anonymous. "This month's author". Popular Post, May 1959.

Anonymous. "One man's pipeline". The Observer, 6 November 1966.

Anonymous. "Life of crime". Oxford Times, 1970. (Clipping from Random House Archive, exact date unknown).

Anonymous. "Canning's forty". Sunday Telegraph, 7 July 1974.

Anonymous. "The real Victor Canning would like to meet his ghost". Sunday Independent, 1 September 1974.

Anonymous. “Victor gives up for women’s trend: love!”. Sunday Express, 1974. (Clipping from Random House archive, exact date obscured.)

Anonymous. "Victor Canning obituary". Daily Telegraph, 26 February 1986.

Anonymous. "Victor Canning obituary". The Times, 27 February 1986.

Crowden, James. “Victor Canning”, entry in Literary Somerset, Flagon Press, 2010, p. 232.

d'Ammassa, Don. "Victor Canning". Entry in Encyclopedia of Adventure Fiction, Facts on File (imprint of Infobase Publishing), New York, 2009, p. 33-35.

Flett, Al. "Writer looks into bank deposits". Evening News, 8 August 1974.

Foster, Jack. "He robs banks—for ideas". Birmingham Evening Mail, 29 August 1974.

Hardyment, Christina. "Audio books—Victor Canning's Everyman's England". The Times, 14 May 2011.

Heelas, Roy. "Landmark that waits for a thriller". Unsourced cutting in Random House Archive, 1973.

Higgins, John (uncredited). "Victor Canning", from British Thriller Writers, Llc Books, 2010. The text is derived completely from the Wikipedia entry for Canning which I wrote in 2008.

Higgins, John. "Victor Canning in Calstock", from the Calstock Historical Association Newsletter, 2006.

Higgins, John. "The Birdcage books of Victor Canning". Crime and Detective Stories, No. 50, October 2006.

Higgins, John. "Victor Canning", entry in The Literary Encyclopedia, November 2007.

Higgins, John. "John Buchan and Victor Canning". The John Buchan Journal, Issue 43, Spring 2011..

Keating, H.R.F. “Victor Canning”, entry in Whodunit: a Guide to Crime, Suspense and Spy Fiction. Windward (an imprint of W.H.Smith), 1982, p. 132.

Linnett, Peter. "Interview with Victor Canning". Writer's Review, October 1974.

Lord, Graham. "The crazy gamble that made Victor famous". Sunday Express, 10 August 1978.

Malone, Roger. "A long way from working in local government." Western Morning News, 6 February 1976.

Pearce, Susan and others. "Victor Canning: The Golden Salamander". Chapter 44 of The Collector's Voice; critical readings in the practice of collecting, Volume 3, Imperial Voices. Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, Hants, 2002. ISBN 1859284191.

Thomas, David A. "Victor Canning: popular and now very collectable author of thrillers, comic novels, and mysteries." Book and Magazine Collector No. 32, November 1986.

Wintle, Frank. "Top of the thriller tree". Western Morning News, 30 August 1974.

The texts of most of the above publications have been collected into one volume available through the publisher for research purposes.

Information compiled by John Higgins, last updated October 2022.