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Books By R D Wingfield - Author
RD (Rodney David) Wingfield was born in Hackney in 1928. He was educated at the Coopers Company School and – along with the rest of the school – was evacuated to Frome, Somerset during the Second World War. Exempted from National Service due to his poor eyesight, he had various office jobs before becoming a clerk for the Petrofina Oil Company in Epsom. In his free time, he wrote radio plays, and in 1968 the BBC bought his 45-minute play Compensating Error. They soon commissioned a further two, and Wingfield decided to give up the day job and become a full-time writer. Over the next two decades, he produced numerous successful BBC Radio dramas, as well as a comedy series starring Kenneth Williams as a secret agent, The Secret Life of Kenneth Williams (1971-73). In 1972, the publishing company Macmillan commissioned Wingfield to write a crime novel. With the incentive of a £50 non-returnable advance, he completed the book, Frost at Christmas – only for it to be rejected. Wingfield decided to turn it into a radi