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Ballin, Ada Sarah (1862–1906), magazine editor and proprietor, and writer on health, was born on 4 May 1862 at 47 Woburn Place, Bloomsbury, London, first of the three children of Isaac Ballin (c.1811–1897), merchant, and his wife, Annie, née Moss. She was brought up in a Jewish home and educated privately before attending ...

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Bird, (Cyril) Kenneth [pseud. Fougasse] (1887–1965), cartoonist and journal editor, was born on 17 December 1887 at 26 Westbourne Terrace Road, London, the younger son of Arthur Bird, a London merchant and a prominent cricketer and first-class shot, and his wife, Mary Wheen...

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(Cyril) Kenneth Bird [Fougasse] (1887–1965) by Howard Coster, 1934 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Boddy, (Charles) William [Bill] (1913–2011), motor sport journalist and editor, was born on 22 February 1913 at 57 Radbourne Road, Clapham, London, the son of William Arthur Boddy (1885–1917), printer's manager, and his wife, Lillian Bessie, née Banning (1886–1930), originally from Wales. His father was killed in ...

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Boxer, (Charles) Mark Edward [pseud. Marc] (1931–1988), cartoonist and magazine editor, was born on 19 May 1931 in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, the only son and younger child of Lieutenant-Colonel (Harold) Stephen Boxer, garage owner and car salesman, and his wife, Isobel Victoria Hughlings Jackson...

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(Charles) Mark Edward Boxer [Marc] (1931–1988) self-portrait, 1976 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Braybrooke, Neville Patrick Bellairs (1923–2001), writer and editor, was born at 22A Devonshire Street, London, on 30 May 1923, the only child of Patrick Philip William Braybrooke, journalist and biographer, and his first wife, Lettice Marjorie, née Bellairs (1890–1986), who had been a nurse before her marriage. His father left his mother when ...

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Cartwright, Albert (1868–1956), journalist and newspaper and magazine editor, was born at 14 Orvil Street, Hulme, Lancashire on 25 December 1868, the son of Thomas Cartwright (1837/8–1923), stationer and bookseller, and his wife, Annie, née Jackson (1842–1914). After attending school in Davyhulme he emigrated to ...

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Clements, Richard Harry [Dick] (1928–2006), journalist, was born on 11 October 1928 at 60 Warwick Gardens, Kensington, London, the third child and second son of Harry Clements, osteopath, and his American-born wife, Sophia Victoria (Sonia), née Edelman. His father, born in rural Gloucestershire...

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Cookson, William George (1939–2003), editor and poet, was born on 8 May 1939 at King's College Hospital, London, the only child of George Heinrich Frederick Cookson (d. 1949), an inspector of schools who had published several books of verse and in 1936 had founded the magazine ...