Jack Higgins Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Ethnicity, Salary, Children and Biography

Jack Higgins was a British author who wrote under the pen name Henry Patterson know all about his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Ethnicity, Salary, Children and Biography in this blog

Jack Higgins Wiki Bio

Henry Patterson, sometimes known as Jack Higgins, was a British author who wrote under the pen name Henry Patterson. He was a popular thriller and spy novelist who sold millions of copies. His 1975 novel The Eagle Has Landed, which was made into a popular 1976 film of the same name, sold more than 50 million copies. His 85 novels have been translated into 55 languages and have sold over 150 million copies worldwide.


Jack Higgins

Date Of Birth

 27 July 1929


9 April 2022


Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom




British author



Last Update

March 2022

Jack Higgins Parents and Early Life

Now we are discussing his parents and Family.Henry Patterson was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on July 27, 1929, to an English father and a Northern Irish mother. His mother returned with him to her hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland, to live with her mother and grandfather on the Shankill Road when his father abandoned them. Patterson, who grew up in Belfast amid religious and political strife, began to read at the age of three when he was assigned to read The Christian Herald to his bedridden grandfather.

Patterson’s family moved to Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, when his mother remarried, and he attended the Roundhay Grammar School for Boys. He was a poor student who graduated with only a few official qualifications. In 1947, he began two years of national service, first with the East Yorkshire Regiment and then as a non-commissioned officer with the Household Cavalry’s Royal Horse Guards Regiment, undertaking border security work on the East German border.

Jack Higgins Family ( Mother, Father and Sibling )



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Jack Higgins Wife and Children

Higgins met Amy Hewitt while both were studying at the London School of Economics.They were married in 1958, soon after he received a £75 ($210) advance for his first novel—”the biggest wedding present we could have had.”They had four children: Sarah (born 1960), Ruth (born 1962), Sean (born 1965), and Hannah (born 1974).Their daughter Sarah Patterson authored the novel The Distant Summer (1976).The marriage ended in 1984. In 1985, he married his second wife, Denise Palmer. Higgins lived in Jersey, in the Channel Islands.

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Denise Higgins (m. 1985), Amy Hewett Patterson (m. 1958–1984)


Sarah Patterson

Jack Higgins Net Worth

Jack Higgins has an estimated Net Worth of $86 Million in 2022.He earns a good fortune from his hard work , which he devotes a lot of time to and where he presents oneself entirely.

How much Does Earn Jack Higgins and What is His Net Worth?


Jack Higgins

Net Worth 

 $86 Million

Income Source

British author

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Last Update

March 2022

Jack Higgins Income Source and Salary

Here we discuss about his Salary, Income and Career Earnings.He earns a handsome salary from his profession.Via his sources of income, he has been able to accumulate good fortune to living a very lavish and comfortable lifestyle with his family members.

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Jack Higgins Career

Higgins began writing books in 1959. James Graham was one of his aliases. Because of the increasing success of his early work, he was able to take time off from teaching, which he finally left to pursue his dream of becoming a full-time novelist. Patterson’s early novels, written under his real name (as “Harry Patterson”) and the pseudonyms James Graham, Martin Fallon, and Hugh Marlowe, are thrillers with hardened, cynical characters, merciless villains, and perilous settings.

Between 1959 and 1974, Patterson published 35 such novels (sometimes three or four per year) while honing his art. Among his early works, East Of Desolation (1968), A Game For Heroes (1970), and The Savage Day (1972) stand out for their vividly detailed locales (Greenland, the Channel Islands, and Belfast, respectively) and unusual narratives.

Patterson began writing under the pseudonym Jack Higgins in the late 1960s; his first minor bestsellers, two contemporary thrillers The Savage Day and A Prayer for the Dying, were published in the early 1970s, but it was the publication of his 36th book, The Eagle Has Landed, in 1975, that cemented Higgins’ reputation. The premise revolves around a German commando team deployed into England to kidnap Winston Churchill, and it is similar to Alberto Cavalcanti’s wartime film Went the Day Well?, which was based on the 1942 Graham Greene short tale “The Lieutenant Died Last.” Liam Devlin, an Irish gunman and poet, is the primary character.

Higgins followed up The Eagle Has Landed with a series of thrillers, including many with the character Devlin (Touch The Devil, Confessional, The Eagle Has Flown).

Patterson’s third phase began in 1992 with the publishing of Eye of the Storm, a fictionalised account of a failed mortar attack on Prime Minister John Major by a cruel young Irish gunman-philosopher named Sean Dillon, hired by an Iraqi millionaire. Dillon is clearly an amalgamation of Patterson’s previous heroes—Chavasse with his flair for languages, Nick Miller’s familiarity with martial arts and jazz keyboard skills, Simon Vaughan’s Irish roots, facility with firearms, and the cynicism that comes with assuming the responsibility of administering a justice unavailable through a judicial system—cast as the main character for the next series of novels (22 to date, out of 43 published between 1992 and 2017).

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