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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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Freud, Sir Clement Raphael [Clay] (1924–2009), restaurateur, journalist, and politician, was born Clemens Raphael Freud in Berlin on 24 April 1924, the third and youngest son of Ernst Ludwig Freud (1892–1970), architect, and his wife, Lucie, née Brasch (1896–1989). He was the grandson of the founder of psychoanalysis, ...

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Mullard, Stanley Robert (1883–1979), radio engineer and industrialist, was born in Bermondsey, London, on 1 November 1883, the third of five children of Robert Mullard and his wife, Ann, née Ludford. He left school at the age of fourteen, joining Mackey's Electric Lamp Company Ltd...

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Petty, Florence (1870–1948), cookery writer and broadcaster, was born at 70 Bridge Street, Montrose, Forfar, on 1 December 1870, the second daughter and fourth of seven children of David James Petty (1836–1895), a timber merchant's clerk, and his wife, Jane Norris, née Levie (1835/6–1891)...

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Reynolds, Nancie Clifton [real name Agnes Margaret Warden Hardie; married name Reynolds] (1903–1931), domestic advice writer and broadcaster, was born on 6 February 1903 at 3 Eton Villas, Haverstock Hill, London, the eldest of three daughters of James Hogg Hardie (1874–1957), a commercial traveller and later a woollen merchant, and his wife, ...