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Jacobson, Dan (1929–2014), novelist and literary critic, was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 7 March 1929, the third son (he also had one younger sister) of Hyman Michael Jacobson (1885/1886–1975), businessman, and his wife Liebe, née Melamed (b. 1896...

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(Charles) Raymond Bell Mortimer (1895–1980) by Sir Cecil Beaton, 1942 © Cecil Beaton Archive, Sotheby's; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mortimer, (Charles) Raymond Bell (1895–1980), writer on literature and art critic, was born at 62 Albert Gate Mansions, Knightsbridge, London, on 25 April 1895, the only child of Charles Edward Mortimer, a prosperous parliamentary solicitor of Devon stock, and his wife, (Marion) Josephine Cantrell...