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Aguilar, Grace (1816–1847), writer on Jewish history and religion and novelist, was born on 2 June 1816 in Hackney, Middlesex, the eldest of the three children of Emanuel Aguilar (1787–1845), merchant, and his wife, Sarah (d. 1854), daughter of Jacob Dias Fernandez...

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Baron, (Joseph) Alexander (1917–1999), novelist and screenwriter, was born Joseph Alexander Bernstein on 4 December 1917 at 30 Penyston Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, the son of Barnet Bernstein, later Baron (1894–1977), a Polish-born furrier, and his wife, Fanny, née Levinson (1895–1973). Once settled in ...

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Bermant, Chaim Icyk (1929-1998), journalist, novelist, and religious commentator, was born in Breslev, Poland, on 26 February 1929, the third child of Azriel Boruch Bermant (1897/8-1962), rabbi, ritual slaughterer, and general religious factotum, and his wife, Feiga, née Daets (1897-1970...

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Jenny Diski (1947–2016), by Michael Bennett, 1990

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Diski [née Simmonds], Jennifer Jane (Jenny) (1947–2016), novelist and author, was born on 8 July 1947 at the Welbeck Hospital, 27 Welbeck Street, Marylebone, London, the daughter of James Simmonds, formerly Israel Zimmerman (1908–1966), a small-scale entrepreneur, black marketeer, and con-man, and his wife, ...

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Benjamin Disraeli, earl of Beaconsfield (1804–1881) by Sir John Everett Millais, 1881 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Disraeli, Benjamin, earl of Beaconsfield (1804–1881), prime minister and novelist, was born on 21 December 1804 at 6 King's Road, Bedford Row, London, the eldest son and second of five children of Isaac D'Israeli (1766–1848) and his wife, Maria (1775–1847), daughter of Naphtali...

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(Israel) Maurice Edelman (1911–1975) by Mark Gerson, 1959 © Mark Gerson; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Neville Sandelson

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Edelman, (Israel) Maurice (1911–1975), politician and novelist, was born on 2 March 1911 at Cardiff, the third of five children (two sons and three daughters, one of whom died in childhood) of Joshua Edelman and his wife, Esther Solomon, who had emigrated from ...

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Benjamin Leopold Farjeon (1838–1903) by unknown engraver, pubd 1891 (after London Stereoscopic Co.) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lewis Melville

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Farjeon, Benjamin Leopold (1838–1903), novelist and playwright, second son of the five children of Jacob Farjeon (d. 1865), a poor second-hand clothes dealer, and his wife, Dinah Levy of Deal, Kent, was born in London on 12 May 1838. His parents were Orthodox Jews. Brought up in ...

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R. J. Minney

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Frankau, Gilbert (1884–1952), novelist and poet, was born on 21 April 1884 in Gloucester Terrace, London, the eldest of three sons and one daughter of Arthur Frankau (1849–1904), a principal partner of the firm of J. Frankau & Co., wholesale cigar merchants, founded originally in 1837 to import leeches from ...

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Julia Frankau (1859–1916) by George Charles Beresford © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Frankau [née Davis], Julia [pseud. Frank Danby] (1859–1916), novelist, was born in Dublin on 30 July 1859, the sixth of eight children of Hyman Davis (1824–1875), dentist and later portrait photographer, and his wife, Isabella (1824–1900). Both parents were Jewish (...

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Hoban, Russell Conwell (1925–2011), author, was born on 4 February 1925 in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA, the youngest of three children of Abram Hoban, advertising manager, and his wife, Jeanette (Jenny), née Dimmerman, both Jewish–Ukrainian immigrants. He had two elder sisters, Tana (in later years a renowned photographer) and ...

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Leverson [née Moses], Ada Esther (1862–1933), novelist, was born in London on 10 October 1862, the eldest child in the family of four daughters and four sons of Samuel Henry Moses, later Beddington, a wool merchant resident in Hyde Park Square, London...

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Lipson, Edna [pseud. Gerda Charles] (1915–1996), novelist, was born at 79 Breckfield Road South, Everton, Liverpool, on 10 March 1915, the daughter of Hyman Harold Lipson (1880–1933), a travelling draper, and his wife, Gerty, née Caplan (1889–1981). Her father abandoned her and her mother: '...

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Mikes, George (1912–1987), writer and humorist, was born György Mikes on 15 February 1912 in Siklós, Hungary, the son of Alfred Mikes, lawyer, and his wife, Margit, née Gál. During the First World War the family moved to Pécs, where Alfred Mikes worked in a military court; they returned to ...