Jack Higgins eBooks
Jack Higgins was born on July 27, 1929 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It wasn’t long after his birth that his mother and father separated. This led Higgins and his mother to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Later in life Higgins would become a University teacher, but during his years growing up, he found little interest in anything that had to do with school. Higgins dropped out of school before receiving his diploma.
After bouncing around a bit as a teenager, Higgins joined the British Army. He served two years with the army in East Germany during the 1950s. It was while in the army that Higgins took intelligence tests and it was uncovered that he actually possessed a considerably higher intelligence level than what he thought. It seemed that his earlier schooling was uninteresting to Higgins and he never really applied himself.
After the army Higgins went to college, inspired by his tests while in the army. He took odd jobs while he worked in sociology at London School of Economics and Political Science. After graduation he took a position as a teacher of liberal studies in Ireland at Leeds Polytechnic. It was also about this time that he embarked on his writing career. He was a voracious writer, often churning out several novels a year. He would assume many pen names, but these early novels were under his real name. Higgins wrote thirty five novels all before 1975. Some of these novels were under the name of James Graham, Martin Fallon, and Hugh Marlowe.