Craig Munro's Wild Man of Letters: The Story of P. R. Stephensen
(q.v.) claims that fifty-six works published by Angus and Robertson in the name of Frank Clune between 1937 and 1970 were written on his behalf by P. R. Stephensen. Munro comments: 'During 1936 Stephensen began what was to become a lifelong collaboration with Clune, first as his 'editor' and then later as his ghost writer. Clune prided hinself on coming from the school of hard knocks but he also suffered from a sense of educational and cultural inferiority, especially among his writer friends, so he took on the Oxford-educated Stephensen to make up the deficiency. When their partnership was well under way, Clune provided the principal research material and anecdotes from his travels, and Stephensen put together and polished the narratives, imitating Clune's jocular style. They first collaborated in Dig
(1937), the story of the Burke and Wills expedition, and Stephensen received thirty-five pounds for his assistance.' Munro (305) includes a list of the works they collaborated on.