Born and brought up in Southend-on-Sea, Edward Taylor won a scholarship to Cambridge, where he divided his time between theatrical activity and writing for the university newspaper. After accepting a twelve-month contract as a writer with the BBC he stayed for thirty-six years. During his time at the BBC he produced Just a Minute, Dr Finlay’s Casebook and wrote for Morecambe and Wise and The Two Ronnies. On leaving the BBC in 1991, Edward returned to the theatre and has written six plays. He now lives in Hampstead with his wife and remains a firm supporter of Essex cricket and Southend United Football Club.
THE SHADOW OF TREASON BY EDWARD TAYLOR – OFFICIAL BLURB
The Battle of Britain has been won, Allied troops are liberating Europe and the Nazi nightmare is almost over. But two unexpected horrors are waiting on the horizon: Hitler’s final fling – the deadly V2 rockets which will rain down death and destruction from Britain’s skies -and the dark forces planning a bloody revolution.
A young scientist unwittingly holds the means to thwart the plotters but, falsely accused of murder, he is on the run. As he flees both the police and the traitors’ thugs, his only allies are a showgirl from the Windmill Theatre and her comedian friend.
Edward Taylor’s gripping thriller speeds from Soho, through the Essex marshes, to a stunning double climax: first on Southend Pier, and then in the BBC News studio.