Leonard Cyril Deighton (1929) received popularity as a British book writer. Besides his writing capabilities, he also received recognition as a graphic artist, wartime historian and cookery writer. His first novel named The IPCRESS File published in 1962 received significant support from his readers. Deighton received employment as a railway clerk before he became a photographer for the Royal Air Force. He studied at Saint Martin’s School of Art in London during 1949 and received a scholarship to join the Royal College of Art.
He worked as an illustrator in New York. Thereafter he accepted an art director position at an advertising agency called Robert Sharp and Partners. He became The Observer’s cookery writer and published successful illustrated cook writing material. Besides his cookery books, Deighton also wrote travel guides and accepted the travel editor position for Playboy. He also published history books, for example, Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain in 1977.
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