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Hailey, Arthur Fredericklocked

(1920–2004)
  • Peter Guttridge

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Hailey, Arthur Frederick (1920–2004), novelist, was born on 5 April 1920 at 107 Albert Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, the only child of George Wellington Hailey (1883–1973), a factory storekeeper, and his wife, Elsie May, née Wright (1887–1974), who had started work as a maid while she was a child. At the age of ten he began writing poems, plays, short stories, and 'incredibly pompous' letters to the ...

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(1849–)