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Adams, Douglas Noël (1952–2001), writer  

Nick Webb

Adams, Douglas Noël (1952–2001), writer, was born on 11 March 1952 at the maternity hospital in Cambridge, the son of Christopher Douglas Adams (d. 1985) and his wife, Janet Dora Sydney, née Donovan.

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Adams, Douglas Noël (1952–2001)  

Maker: Brian Griffin

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Douglas Noël Adams (1952–2001) by Brian Griffin, 1986 © Brian Griffin; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ayrton [née Walshe; other married name Balchin], Elisabeth Evelyn (1910–1991), novelist and writer on cookery  

Justine Hopkins

Ayrton [née Walshe; other married name Balchin], Elisabeth Evelyn (1910–1991), novelist and writer on cookery, was born on 2 February 1910 at Littlefield Farm, Worplesdon, Surrey, the eldest child of Douglas Thomas George Walshe (1880–1952) and his first wife, Phyllis Sydney, née...

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Banks, Iain (1954–2013), author and composer  

Val McDermid

Banks, Iain (1954–2013), author and composer, was born in Dunfermline, Fife, on 16 February 1954, the only surviving child (he had a sister who died at six weeks) of Thomas Menzies (Tom) Banks (1918–2009), an Admiralty officer at the Rosyth naval base, and his wife, ...

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Banks, Iain (1954–2013)  

Maker: Mark Gerson

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Iain Banks (1954–2013) by Mark Gerson, 1985 © Mark Gerson / Bridgeman Art Library

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Barke, James William (1905–1958), novelist  

Moira Burgess

Barke, James William (1905–1958), novelist, was born on 22 May 1905 at Torwoodlee, near Galashiels, Selkirkshire, the fourth child of James Bark (1862–1937), dairyman, and his wife, Jane (b. 1866), a dairymaid, daughter of Thomas Gibb, ploughman. The family moved in 1907 to ...

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Blackwood, Lady Caroline Maureen Hamilton-Temple- (1931–1996)  

Maker: Lucian Freud

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Lady Caroline Maureen Hamilton-Temple- Blackwood (1931–1996) by Lucian Freud, 1954 © Lucian Freud; Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Blackwood, Lady Caroline Maureen Hamilton-Temple- [known as Caroline Blackwood] (1931–1996), novelist  

Richard Davenport-Hines

Blackwood, Lady Caroline Maureen Hamilton-Temple- [known as Caroline Blackwood] (1931–1996), novelist, was born on 16 July 1931, at 4 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London, the eldest of three children of Basil Sheridan Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, fourth marquess of Dufferin and Ava (1909–1945), and his wife, ...

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Blair, Eric Arthur [pseud. George Orwell] (1903–1950), political writer and essayist  

Bernard Crick

Blair, Eric Arthur [pseud. George Orwell] (1903–1950), political writer and essayist, was born in Motihari, Bengal, India, on 25 June 1903, the only son of Richard Walmesley Blair (1857–1938), a sub-deputy opium agent in the government of Bengal, and his wife, Ida Mabel Limouzin (1875–1943)...

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Blair, Eric Arthur [George Orwell] (1903–1950)  

Maker: Felix H. Man

Eric Arthur Blair [George Orwell] (1903–1950) by Felix H. Man, c. 1947 © Estate of Felix H. Man / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Burnett, Dame Ivy Compton- (1884–1969)  

Maker: Howard Coster

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Dame Ivy Compton- Burnett (1884–1969) by Howard Coster, 1942 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Burnett, Dame Ivy Compton- (1884–1969), novelist  

Patrick Lyons

Burnett, Dame Ivy Compton- (1884–1969), novelist, was born on 5 June 1884 at 2 Onslow Gardens, Pinner, Middlesex, the seventh of the thirteen children of Dr James Compton Burnett (1840–1901), a distinguished and crusading homoeopath, and first child of his second wife, Katharine (1855–1911)...

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Clarke, Sir Arthur Charles (1917–2008)  

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Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (1917–2008) by unknown photographer, 1968 Everett Collection / Rex Features

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Clarke, Sir Arthur Charles (1917–2008), science and science fiction writer  

Andy Sawyer

Clarke, Sir Arthur Charles (1917–2008), science and science fiction writer, was born on 16 December 1917 at 4 Blenheim Terrace, Minehead, Somerset, the eldest of the four children of Charles Wright Clarke (1888–1931) and his wife, (Mary) Nora Jessie, née Willis (1892–1980). His father was a ...

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Cleland, John (bap. 1710, d. 1789), novelist  

Peter Sabor

Cleland, John (bap. 1710, d. 1789), novelist, was baptized on 24 September 1710 in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, the first of the three children of William Cleland (1673/4–1741) and his wife, Lucy (d. 1763), daughter of Samuel DuPass, a wealthy Anglicized Dutch Jewish merchant, and his wife, ...

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Cockburn, Sarah Caudwell [pseud. Sarah Caudwell] (1939–2000), barrister and novelist  

Peter Parker

Cockburn, Sarah Caudwell [pseud. Sarah Caudwell] (1939–2000), barrister and novelist, was born on 27 May 1939 at the Wandsworth maternity home, Weir Road, London, the daughter of (Francis) Claud Cockburn (1904–1981), journalist, and Jean Iris Ross (1911–1973), the daughter of Charles Ross...

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Common, John William [Jack] (1903–1968), novelist and essayist  

Alan Myers

Common, John William [Jack] (1903–1968), novelist and essayist, was born on 15 August 1903 at 44 Third Avenue, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, the only son and second of the four children of John Common, engine driver, and his wife, Isabella, née Johnson. He had two younger sisters, ...

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Crowe [née Stevens], Catherine Ann (1790–1872), novelist and writer on the supernatural  

Joanne Wilkes

Crowe [née Stevens], Catherine Ann (1790–1872), novelist and writer on the supernatural, was born in Borough Green, Kent, on 20 September 1790, the daughter of John Stevens (1758–1833), a farmer and later the proprietor of the popular Regency haunt Stevens's Hotel, and his first wife, ...

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Davies, Rhys [Rees Vivian] (1901–1978), novelist and short-story writer  

Meic Stephens

Davies, Rhys [Rees Vivian] (1901–1978), novelist and short-story writer, was born on 9 November 1901 at 6 Clydach Road, Blaenclydach, a village in a tributary valley of the Rhondda, near Tonypandy in Glamorgan. The district was dominated by the presence of two large collieries which were to become the focus of industrial strife during the ...

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Davies, Rhys (1901–1978)  

Maker: Howard Coster

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Rhys Davies (1901–1978) by Howard Coster, 1940 © National Portrait Gallery, London