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Leavis [née Roth], Queenie Dorothy (1906–1981), literary scholar, was born on 7 December 1906 at 79 Silver Street, Edmonton, Middlesex, the second of the three children of Morris Roth (1876–1953), hosier, and afterwards draper, and Jane Davis (1876–1940). Her parents were observant Jews. She was educated at ...

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Naomi Lewis (1911–2009) by Jenny Potter, 1975 © Jenny Potter

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Lewis [née Finkelstein], Naomi (1911–2009), poet and literary critic, was born Naomi Finkelstein at 12 St George's Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on 3 September 1911, the second of four children of Samuel Meir Finkelstein, a fish merchant who had emigrated from Latvia...

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Morley, Edith Julia (1875–1964), literary scholar and suffragette, was born on 13 September 1875 at 25 Craven Hill Gardens, London, the fourth of six children of Alexander Morley (d. 1915), surgeon-dentist, and his wife, Leah Reyser (1840–1926). Born into a Jewish, professional household and spoiled as the only daughter, ...