Books Written By Roy Ward Dickson
Roy may have removed himself from the entertainment industry but he didn't retire per se. He devoted his free time to writing, becoming a successful published author.
How to Win at Roulette and Blackjack
It was inevitable that Roy's longstanding gambling hobby would eventually lead to a book. Roy spent thousands of hours recording and analyzing over 600,000 spins of the roulette wheel, (in the days well before computers!) and he developed a complex number theory that could predict results with astonishing accuracy. He chose to publish this winning gambling system as How to WIN at Roulette and Blackjack. The book was written for a UK audience, and Roy was working on a North American revision at the time of his death. Now out of print, this book still sells briskly on eBay, where second-hand copies go from $35 to $145 USD.
The Greatest Quiz Book Ever!
Roy had published several small books early in his career and he had a way with words. In the 1970s, he set pen to paper and wrote a very popular quiz book called The Greatest Quiz Book Ever. Employing the massive storehouse of facts Roy had accumulated over his years in radio and television, the book presented readers with sets of trivia questions tough enough to stump the experts. Loaded with quizzes, the book made for a good contest for like-minded trivia buffs or a fun evening's entertainment for friends and families.
Take a Chance! Confessions of a Quizmaster
Roy's autobiography, Take A Chance! Confessions of a Quizmaster, was published in 1977, a year before his death. Entertaining and well-written, Roy's memoir offers a fascinating inside look at the life of a pioneering radio and television entertainer and personality, and provides harrowing accounts of the personal and professional hurdles Roy overcame in his eventful lifetime.
Other Books by Roy Ward Dickson
The other books written by Roy Ward Dickson include:
- Plusword Puzzles
- Quiz 2000 (4 volumes)
- So You Want to Make 'em Laugh?
- Man Bites Dog
Next: a lifetime love of games, puzzles, and quizzes finds new expression.
For more in-depth information on the life of Roy Ward Dickson, see Roy's autobiography, Take a Chance!