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Cook, Peter Edward (1937–1995), humorist and entertainer  

John Bird

Cook, Peter Edward (1937–1995), humorist and entertainer, was born on 17 November 1937 at Shearbridge, Middle Warberry Road, Torquay, Devon, the only son and eldest of the three children of Alexander Edward (Alec) Cook (d. 1984), colonial civil servant, and his wife, ...

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Cook, Peter Edward (1937–1995)  

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Peter Edward Cook (1937–1995) by Sir Cecil Beaton, 1962 © Cecil Beaton Archive, Sotheby's; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Leacock, Stephen Butler (1869–1944), university teacher and humorist  

Carl Spadoni

Leacock, Stephen Butler (1869–1944), university teacher and humorist, was born on 30 December 1869 in Swanmore, near Winchester, Hampshire, the third of the eleven children of (Walter) Peter Leacock (1848–1940), asphalt contractor, and Agnes Emma (1844–1934), daughter of the Revd Stephen Butler. Both sides of the family were well-to-do. ...

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Thomson, James (1834–1882)  

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James Thomson (1834–1882) by unknown engraver, pubd 1889 (after unknown photographer, 1869) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Thomson [formerly Thompson], James [pseud. B. V.] (1834–1882), poet and satirist  

Ann Margaret Ridler

Thomson [formerly Thompson], James [pseud. B. V.] (1834–1882), poet and satirist, was born at Church Street, Port Glasgow, on 23 November 1834, the eldest of three children of James Thompson (1806–1853), a merchant seaman, and his wife, Sarah Kennedy (1798–1843), a court dressmaker. Both parents were Scottish, and his mother was a devout follower of the preacher ...