Patricia Moyes

Patricia Pakenham-Walsh, a.k.a. Patricia Moyes was an Irish-born British mystery writer. She was born in Dublin on January 19, 1923 and was educated at Overstone girls' school in Northampton. She joined the WAAF in 1939. In 1946 Peter Ustinov hired her as technical assistant on his film School for Secrets. She became his personal assistant for the next eight years. In 1960 she wrote the screenplay for the film "School for Scoundrels" starring Ian Carmichael, Terry Thomas, and Alastair Sim. She married photographer John Moyes in 1951; they divorced in 1959. She later married James Haszard, a linguist at the International Monetary Fund in The Hague. She died at her home on the island of Virgin Gorda (British Virgin Islands) on August 2, 2000

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