Stig of the Dump au­thor Clive King dies aged 94

Gulf Times - - BRITAIN -

Writer Clive King, cre­ator of the chil­dren’s clas­sic Stig of the Dump, has died aged 94. A ca­reer that be­gan in 1958 stretched over five decades, with King writ­ing for the chil­dren’s the­atre as well as pub­lish­ing more than 20 books. But it was the stone-age hunter liv­ing in a chalk pit on the Downs who cap­tured the imag­i­na­tion of gen­er­a­tions, with Stig ap­pear­ing in tele­vi­sion adap­ta­tions in both 1981 and 2002. Born in Rich­mond in 1924, King grew up on the North Downs near Sevenoaks in Kent,he stud­ied English at Cambridge, be­fore serv­ing in the navy dur­ing the World War II. It was in the 1960s, while liv­ing on the Downs, that he found in­spi­ra­tion for Stig of the Dump.

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