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David Scott Daniell
Born (1906-07-01)1 July 1906
London, England
Died 29 August 1965(1965-08-29) (aged 59)
Nationality United Kingdom
Education Bedford Modern School
Known for Author

David Scott Daniell (1 July 1906 – 29 August 1965), was an English author, historian and journalist. He wrote fiction for adults and children, regimental histories and scripts for radio, television and film. His books for children were illustrated by some of the best artists of his day including William Stobbs, Colin Spencer and George Adamson. Over his career, Scott Daniell published 98 works that are now held in 1955 libraries around the world.

Early life

Albert Scott Daniell was born on 1 July 1906 and educated at Bedford Modern School. His first novel, Young English, was a recollection of his time at the school. He was later known by his pseudonym David Scott Daniell.


Scott Daniell wrote as David Scott Daniell, Albert Scott Daniell, Richard Bowood and John Lewesdon. He published his first novel as David Scott Daniell in 1940 after which he served as a captain in the Royal Engineers during World War II and was mentioned in despatches. His later work encompassed fiction, non-fiction (including several regimental histories) and scripts for television, film and radio. He wrote 26 non-fiction titles for Ladybird Books from 1958 until his death, seven as David Scott Daniell and 19 as Richard Bowood. He was selected by Sir Winston Churchill to write a history of the 4th Queen's Own Hussars, Sir Winston's former regiment.

Family life

In 1939 Scott Daniell married Elizabeth Mary Thirlby. They had one son, Richard John Scott Daniell. Scott Daniell died in Dorset on 29 August 1965.

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