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Bates, Herbert Ernestlocked

  • Robert Lusty
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Bates, Herbert Ernest (1905–1974), writer, was born on 16 May 1905 at 51 Grove Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire, the eldest of the three children (two sons and a daughter) of Albert Ernest Bates (1879–1949) and his wife, Lucy Elizabeth, née Lucas (1878–1972). He came from a family of shoemakers; his maternal grandfather's craftsmanship was renowned, and his parents also followed the trade. As he was to write later, he:...

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