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Alexander, Louis George (1932–2002), language teacher and author, was born Elias George Ftyaras on 15 January 1932 at 116 Sutherland Avenue, Maida Vale, London, the son of George Elias Ftyaras (b. c.1909), a Greek doctor who settled permanently in England, and his wife, ...

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Bristed, Charles Astor (1820–1874), literary critic and writer on English university life, was born in New York on 6 October 1820, the son of John Bristed (1778–1855), an English-born clergyman in the protestant Episcopalian church in the USA and a prolific author, and his wife, ...

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Gilroy [née Answick], Beryl Agatha (1924–2001), teacher and author, was born on 30 August 1924 at Springlands, Berbice, British Guiana. She was brought up by her grandparents after she suffered a serious illness at the age of two. They decided that the local school was not good enough for her, so she did not enter formal education until she was twelve. In those pre-school years her grandfather taught her to read, her grandmother taught her about herbs and local medicine, and she was immersed in the folk culture of the area. Significantly for her later work this included stories of slavery. When she did attend school she made rapid progress, becoming a pupil-teacher, then attended the government training college in the capital, ...

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Pinnock, William (bap. 1782, d. 1843), publisher and compiler of educational works, was born in Alton, Hampshire, and baptized there on 3 February 1782, the son of John Pinnock and his wife Sarah, née Marshall. Little is known of his early family life except that they lived in humble circumstances. After a period as a schoolmaster ...