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Rose Amy Fyleman (1877–1957) by Howard Coster, 1920s © National Portrait Gallery, London


Fyleman, Rose Amy (1877–1957), children's writer, was born at The Park, Standard Hill, Basford, on the outskirts of Nottingham on 6 March 1877, the third child of John Feilmann and his wife, Emilie, née Loewenstein, who was of Russian extraction. Her father was in the lace trade, and the family were freethinking Jews who had come from ...


Levy, Joseph Hiam (1838–1913), journalist and campaigner for individual rights, was born on 17 July 1838 at 7 Upper East Smithfield, Aldgate, London, son of Lawrence Levy, slop seller, and his wife, Maria Hiam. He was educated at the City of London School...