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Cleverdon, (Thomas) Douglas James (1903–1987), bookseller and radio producer, was born on 17 January 1903 in Bristol (he retained all his life a faint trace of a Bristol accent), the elder son (there were no daughters) of Thomas Silcox Cleverdon, master wheelwright, and his wife, ...

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Davies, Thomas (c. 1712–1785), bookseller and actor, is of unknown origins. He attended the University of Edinburgh between 1728 and 1729 to prepare for one of the learned professions, but left, presumably to become an actor. His first known appearance on the stage was at the theatre in the ...

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Ebers, John (bap. 1778, d. 1858), bookseller and opera manager, was born in Hertford, where he was baptized at St Andrew's Church on 24 July 1778, the son of John Henry Ebers and his wife, Sarah. At some time between 1808 and 1811 he took over from his father a fashionable bookshop in ...

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McWhirter, Norris Dewar (1925–2004), author, publisher, and political campaigner, was born at 10 Branscombe Gardens, Winchmore Hill, London, on 12 August 1925, the second of three sons of William Allan McWhirter (1888–1955), managing director of Associated Newspapers and Northcliffe Newspapers, and his wife, ...

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Torré, Giovanni Battista (fl. 1753–1776), pyrotechnician and print publisher, was born in Italy and studied under the scene-painter Servandoni. He first travelled to London in 1753 to work with the Brock family on their firework displays at Marylebone Gardens. However, until 1771 he resided mostly in ...