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Arthur Ignatius Conan-Doyle MP (1859 - 1930)

; .findagrave... ; Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Doyles were a prosperous Irish-Catholic family, who had a prominent position in the world of A...

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Thomas Sydenham MP (1624 - 1689)

Thomas Sydenham (10 September 1624 – 29 December 1689) was an English physician. He was born at Wynford Eagle in Dorset, where his father was a gentleman of property. His brother was Colonel W...

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Basil Montagu (1770 - 1851)

Basil Montagu (24 April 1770–27 November 1851) was a British jurist, barrister, writer and philanthropist. He was educated in Charterhouse School and studied law in Cambridge, later wrote and ...

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Robert Browning MP (1812 - 1889)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert Browning (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made h...

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Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom MP (1804 - 1881)

"Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS, (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British Prime Minister, parliamentarian, Conservative statesman and literary figure. He served...

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William Cobbett MP (1763 - 1835)

William Cobbett From Wikipedia (9 March 1763 – 18 June 1835) was an English pamphleteer, farmer and journalist, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and...

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Daniel Defoe MP (1659 - 1731)

Daniel Defoe Born Daniel Foe ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Daniel Defoe is widely considered as the father of the English novel. He wrote novels, pamphlets, and thousands of essays during his lifetime....

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John Evelyn MP (1620 - 1706)

John Evelyn From Wikipedia John Evelyn (31 October 1620 – 27 February 1706) was an English writer, gardener and diarist. Evelyn's diaries or Memoirs are largely contemporaneous with thos...

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John Donne MP (1572 - 1631)

English poet, preacher and a major representative of the metaphysical poets of the period. John Donne was born in London, into a Roman Catholic family when practice of that religion was illegal in ...

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John Emerich Edward, 1st Baron Acton MP (1834 - 1902)

John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton ....... - Wikipedia - English John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, The Right Honourable The Lord Acton KCVO, DL=== Member of Parliament for BridgnorthIn office -...

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Sorley McLean MP (1911 - 1996)

Sorley MacLean (Scottish Gaelic: Somhairle MacGill-Eain, sometimes "MacGilleathain" in earlier publications) (26 October 1911 – 24 November 1996) was one of the most significant Scottish poe...

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Richard Fitzpatrick, Gen. (1748 - 1813)

General Richard FitzPatrick (24 January 1748 – 25 April 1813), styled The Honourable from birth, was an Anglo-Irish soldier, wit, poet, Whig politician and ‘sworn brother’ of the...

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Brigadier Bernard Edward Fergusson, Baron Ballantrae (1911 - 1980)

Brigadier Bernard Edward Fergusson, Baron Ballantrae was born on 6 May 1911. He was the son of General Sir Charles Fergusson of Kilkerran, 7th Bt. and Lady Alice Mary Boyle. He married Laura Margaret G...

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Edward Long (1734 - 1813)

Edward Long (23 August 1734 – 13 March 1813) was a British colonial administrator and historian, and author of an influential work, The History of Jamaica (1774). Life Long's family ha...

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William Godwin MP (1756 - 1836)

William Godwin (3 March 1756 – 7 April 1836) was a British journalist, political philosopher and novelist. He is considered one of the first exponents of utilitarianism, and the first modern p...

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George Orwell MP (1903 - 1950)

On each landing, opposite the lift shaft, the poster with the enormous face gazed from the wall. It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG BR...

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John Webster MP (c.1580 - c.1634)

John Webster From Wikipedia (c.1580 – c.1634) was an English Jacobean dramatist best known for his tragedies The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, which are often regarded as masterpie...

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Robert Burns MP (1759 - 1796)

Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) (also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as simply Th...

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Ben Jonson MP (c.1572 - 1637)

Benjamin "Ben" Jonson From Wikipedia (c. 11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637) was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for h...

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Christopher Marlowe MP (1564 - 1593)

Christopher Marlowe (baptised on 26 February 1564 – 30 May 1593) was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. Marlowe was the foremost Elizabethan tragedian of his day...

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Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton (1831 - 1891)

Edward Robert Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, GCB, GCSI, GCIE, PC (8 November 1831 – 24 November 1891) was an English statesman and poet. He served as Viceroy of India between 1876 a...

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Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton MP (1803 - 1873)

British author Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote Falkland, Pelham , and Eugene Aram . These novels won instant success and made him a wealthy man. As a result, he entered Parliament as a liberal member repr...

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Algernon Charles Swinburne MP (1837 - 1909)

Algernon Charles Swinburne (London, 5 April 1837 – London, 10 April 1909) was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He invented the roundel form, wrote several novels, and contribut...

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Thomas Randolph MP (c.1605 - 1634)

Thomas Randolph (June, 1605 – March, 1635), English poet and dramatist, was born near Daventry in Northamptonshire, and was baptized on June 18, 1605. He was the uncle of colonist William Randol...

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Anthony West (1914 - 1987)

Wiki: Anthony West (4 August 1914 – 27 December 1987) was a British author and literary critic. He was the son of British authors Rebecca West and H. G. Wells. Anthony West's best-known book i...

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Walter Besant (1836 - 1901)

Sir Walter Besant (14 August 1836 – 9 June 1901), was a novelist and historian who lived largely in London. His sister-in-law was Annie Besant. Biography The son of a merchant, he was ...

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G.K. Chesterton MP (1874 - 1936)

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was an English writer. He wrote on philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art c...

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson MP (1809 - 1892)

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom and is one of the most popular English poets. Much of his verse was based on classi...

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Rudyard Kipling MP (1865 - 1936)

Rudyard Kipling, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his...

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David Garnett MP (1892 - 1981)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Spouse Rachel Marshall Angelica Bell Parents Edward Garnett (1868-1937) Constance Black (1861-1946) David Garnett (9 March 1892 – 17 February 1981) wa...

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Wilfred Scawen Blunt MP (1840 - 1922)

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (17 August 1840 – 10 September 1922) (Sometimes spelled "Wilfred") was an English poet and writer. He was born at Petworth House in Sussex, and served in the Diplomatic Serv...

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Charles Dickens MP (1812 - 1870)

Charles John Huffam Dickens, pen-name "Boz", was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and one of the most popular of all time. He created some of literature's most iconic characters,...

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Edmund Waller, FRS, MP MP (1606 - 1687)

Edmund Waller , FRS (3 March 1606 – 21 October 1687) was an English poet and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1624 and 1679. Edmund Waller was the eldest son...

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John Milton MP (1608 - 1674)

John Milton (December 9, 1608 – November 8, 1674) was an English poet, most famous for his blank verse epic Paradise Lost. His father, John Milton Sr., was a well-off scrivener, and his grandf...

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Robert Louis Stevenson MP (1850 - 1894)

Robert Louis Stevenson was born to Thomas and Margaret Isabella Balfour Stevenson in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. From the beginning he was sickly. Through much of his childhood he was attended by hi...

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Sir William Gerald Golding, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1983 MP (1911 - 1993)

Sir William Gerald Golding (19 September 1911 – 19 June 1993) was a British novelist, poet, playwright and Nobel Prize for Literature laureate, best known for his novel Lord of the Flies. He was...

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Thomas Hardy, OM MP (1840 - 1928)

Thomas Hardy, OM (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet. While his works typically belong to the Naturalism movement, several poems display elements of the previous Rom...

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Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (1811 - 1856)

Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (9 January 1811 – 30 August 1856) was an English humorist. He was born in London, the son of a lawyer, and belonged to a family claiming descent from Thomas...

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Gilbert Arthur à Beckett (1837 - 1891)

Gilbert Arthur à Beckett (1837 – October 15, 1891) was an English writer. Biography Beckett was born at Hammersmith, United Kingdom, the eldest son of Gilbert Abbott à Be...

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Thomas Edward Neil Driberg, Baron Bradwell (1905 - 1976)

Thomas Edward Neil Driberg, Baron Bradwell (22 May 1905 – 12 August 1976), generally known as Tom Driberg, was a British journalist, politician and High Anglican churchman who served as a Memb...

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Sir Maurice Bowra, CH (1898 - 1971)

Cecil Maurice Bowra ( /ˈbaʊrə/; 8 April 1898 – 4 July 1971) was an English classical scholar and academic, known for his wit. He was Warden of Wadham College, Oxford, from...

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Edmund Charles Blunden (1896 - 1974)

Edmund Charles Blunden, MC (1 November 1896 – 20 January 1974) was an English poet, author and critic. Like his friend Siegfried Sassoon, he wrote of his experiences in World War I in both ver...

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[St George] Guy Reginald Bolton (1884 - 1979)

Guy Reginald Bolton (23 November 1884 – 4 September 1979) was a British-American playwright and writer of musical comedies. Born in England and educated in France and the U.S., he trained as a...

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J. Comyns Carr (1849 - 1916)

Joseph William Comyns Carr (1 March 1849 – 12 December 1916) was an English drama and art critic, gallery director, author, poet, playwright and theatre manager. Beginning his career as an...

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Nicolas Clerihew Bentley (1907 - 1978)

Nicolas Clerihew Bentley (14 June 1907 – 14 August 1978) was a British author and illustrator, best known for his humorous cartoon drawings in books and magazines in the 1930s and 1940s. (The ...

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Edmund Clerihew Bentley (deceased)

E. C. Bentley (10 July 1875 – 30 March 1956) was a popular English novelist and humorist of the early twentieth century, and the inventor of the clerihew, an irregular form of humorous verse o...

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Sheridan Morley (1941 - 2007)

Morley was an English author, biographer, critic, director, actor and broadcaster. He was the eldest son of actor Robert Morley and grandson of actress Dame Gladys Cooper, and wrote biographies of both...

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William Hartley Hume Shawcross MP

Shawcross is a widely renowned writer and broadcaster. His articles have appeared in the Sunday Times, the Sunday Telegraph, the Washington Post and the Sydney Morning Herald. His books include Dubcek ...

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Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Baronet (1897 - d.)

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Baronet CH (15 November 1897 – 1 October 1988) was an English writer, best known as an art critic and writer on architecture, particularly the baroque. He was the ...

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Stephen John Fry MP

Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter, film director, and a director of Norwich City Football Cl...

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Dennis Yates Wheatley (1897 - 1977)

Wheatley was an English author. His prolific output of stylish thrillers and occult novels made him one of the world's best-selling writers from the 1930s through the 1960s.

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Eric Sykes, CBE MP (1923 - 2012)

Eric Sykes From Wikipedia CBE (4 May 1923 – 4 July 2012) was an English radio, television and film writer, actor and director whose performing career spanned more than 50 years. He frequen...

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Sir John Betjeman, CBE (1906 - 1984)

was an English poet, writer and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a "poet and hack". He was a founding member of the Victorian Society and a passionate defender of Victorian architect...

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Woodrow Wyatt, Baron Wyatt of Weeford (deceased)

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Sir David Frost, OBE MP (1939 - 2013)

"Sir David Paradine Frost, OBE (7 April 1939 – 31 August 2013) was an English journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and daytime TV game show host. After graduating from Cambridge Unive...

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Christopher Eric Hitchens MP (1949 - 2011)

Christopher Eric Hitchens (born 13 April 1949) was an English-American author and journalist whose books, essays, and journalistic career span more than four decades. He was an utterly engaging deeply ...

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Richard Dawkins, FRS MP

Born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1941, Professor Richard Dawkins is one of the world’s leading scientific intellectuals, specializing in evolutionary biology. After undertaking his doctorate under the ...

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רואלד דאל Roald Dahl MP (1916 - 1990)

Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, fighter ace and screenwriter of Norwegian parentage. Born in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, to Norwegia...

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Graham Greene MP (1904 - 1991)

Greene, (Henry) Graham (1904–1991), author, was born on 2 October 1904 at St John's, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, the fourth of six children of Charles Henry Greene (1865–1942), teacher,...

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Jack Esmond (1869 - 1922)

Jack Esmond, known professionally as Henry Vernon Esmond, was an English actor and playwright. Esmond began his career as an actor in London in 1889 where he had several successes in comedies. He began...

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Peter George James Jenkins (1934 - 1992)

) Peter George James Jenkins (11 May 1934 – 27 May 1992) was a British journalist and Associate Editor of The Independent. During his career he wrote regular columns for The Guardian, The Sund...

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Christopher Fry MP (1907 - 2005)

Christopher Fry (18 December 1907 – 30 June 2005) was an English playwright. He is best known for his verse dramas, notably The Lady's Not for Burning, which made him a major force in theatre ...

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Hon. William Douglas-Home MP (1912 - 1992)

William Douglas Home (3 June 1912, Edinburgh – 28 September 1992, Winchester) was court-martialled in World War II for his refusal to obey orders as a British Army officer and later became a suc...

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John Geoffrey Tristram Lawrence, 2nd Baron Oaksey, OBE (1929 - 2012)

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James Lees-Milne (1908 - 1997)

Lees-Milne was an English writer and expert on country houses. He was an architectural historian, novelist, and a biographer. He is also remembered as a diarist.

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<private> Curteis

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Sir Osbert Sitwell, 5th Baronet (1892 - 1969)

Sir Francis Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Baronet, (6 December 1892–4 May 1969) was an English writer. His elder sister was Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell and his younger brother was Sir Sachever...

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William Somerset Maugham, CH MP (1874 - 1965)

William Somerset Maugham was a famous English author, novelist and playwright. His popularity lies in the fact that by early 1930's, he had become the highest paid author of his era. His most famous wo...

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Julian Fellowes, Baron Fellowes of West Stafford MP

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Christopher Isherwood MP (1904 - 1986)

Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood (26 August 1904 – 4 January 1986) was an English-American novelist. Early life and work Born at Wyberslegh Hall, High Lane, Cheshire in North West En...

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Kenneth Horne (1907 - 1969)

Horne was an English comedian and businessman. The son of a clergyman and politician, he combined a successful business career with regular broadcasting for the BBC. His first hit series, Much-Binding-...

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Richard Reid Ingrams (1937 - d.)

Richard Ingrams (born 19 August 1937) is an English journalist, a co-founder and second editor of the British satirical magazine Private Eye, and now editor of The Oldie magazine. Career Ingr...

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Nicholas Monsarrat (1910 - 1979)

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Leonard Sidney Woolf MP (1880 - 1969)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Leonard Sidney Woolf (25 November 1880 – 14 August 1969) was an English political theorist, author, publisher and civil servant, and husband of author Vir...

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Jacob Thomas Grien (b. - 1935)

Mr. J.T. Grein, Consul-General for Liberia in London since 1925, and a well-known dramatic critic, died at his London home on Saturday night, aged 72. He had been in failing health for some time, but h...

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Anthony Kimmins (1901 - 1964)

CAPT. ANTHONY KIMMINS PLAYS AND FILMS Captain Anthony Kimmins, O.B.E., who died on Tuesday at the age of 62 after a long illness at his home in Sussex, will be remembered affectionately by those wh...

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Richard Arthur Warren Hughes, OBE (1900 - 1976)

RICHARD HUGHES, one of the most distinguished writers of his generation, died in hospital in Bangor, North Wales, on Wednesday at the age of 76. He had been ill for a few weeks. Although his writing ...

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Gerard Hoffnung (1925 - 1959)

Mr. Gerard Hoffnung, 34-year-old artist, humorist, musician and broadcaster, died suddenly in hospital at Hampstead yesterday. He was 34. He was born in 1925, the son of Ludwig Hoffnung, educated at ...

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Eden Phillpotts (1862 - 1960)

Phillpotts was an English author, poet and dramatist. He was born in India, educated in Plymouth, Devon, and worked as an insurance officer for 10 years before studying for the stage and eventually bec...

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Thomas Burke (1886 - 1945)

Mr. Thomas Burke, who died on Saturday after an operation, was a Londoner of the Londoners, and made his literary reputation by following the sound precept, "Write about what you know best." Yet the ...

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Henry Edward Kavanagh (1892 - 1958)

Mr. Henry Edward ("Ted") Kavanagh, whose scripts for the B.B.C. radio programme "Itma", in which Tommy Handley played the leading part, became remarkably popular during the Second World War, died after...

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Patrick J. Kavanagh MP

English poet, lecturer, actor and broadcaster.

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Gilbert Frankau (1884 - 1952)

Frankau was a popular British novelist. He was known also for verse (he was a war poet of World War I) including a number of verse novels, and short stories. He was born in London into a Jewish family,...

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Humbert Wolfe, CB, CBE (1885 - 1940)

Wolfe was an Italian-born English poet, man of letters and civil servant, from a Jewish family background, his father, Martin Wolff of German descent and his mother, Consuela, née Terraccini, It...

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Nigel Dempster (1941 - 2007)

Dempster was a British journalist, author, broadcaster and diarist. Best known for his celebrity gossip columns in newspapers, his work appeared in the Daily Express and Daily Mail and also in Private ...

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Sir Nicholas Lloyd MP

Lloyd is a former British newspaper editor and broadcaster.

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Hilaire Belloc MP (1870 - 1953)

HILAIRE BELLOC MASTER OF ENGLISH A great master of the English language has died at a ripe old age. Through half a century of continuous and enormous creative energy, in poems, essays, biographies,...

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Jonathan Dimbleby MP

Jonathan is a British presenter of current affairs and political radio and television programmes, a political commentator and a writer. He is the son of Richard Dimbleby and younger brother of British ...

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Sir Cecil Beaton MP (1904 - 1980)

Sir Cecil Beaton, CBE, was an English fashion and portrait photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award-winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre. He was na...

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Michael Bentine, CBE (1922 - 1996)

Michael Bentine, CBE, was a British comedian, comic actor and founding member of the Goons. He was Peruvian Briton as a result of his father's nationality. In 1971, Bentine received the Order of Merit ...

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Frank Robert Johnson (1943 - 2006)

Frank Johnson, who died in 2006, aged 63, was one of the most remarkable talents in British journalism over the last 30 years. Although he was born with few advantages and received little formal educat...

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Michael Arlen (1895 - 1956)

Mr. Michael Arlen, a novelist and short-story writer, who enjoyed a great vogue in the 1920s, died on Saturday night in New York at the age of 60, after a long illness, reports Reuter. Those who were...

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