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Opie, Peter Masonlocked

(1918–1982)
  • Gillian Avery

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Opie, Peter Mason (1918–1982), book collector and historian of the lore of childhood, the only child of Major Philip Adams Opie, of the Royal Army Medical Corps, and his wife, Margaret Collett-Mason, was born on 25 November 1918 in Cairo, Egypt, where his father was serving as an army doctor and where his mother had been a volunteer nurse. His father was later posted to ...

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