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Coppard, Alfred Edgar (1878–1957), short-story writer and poet  

Thomas Moult

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Coppard, Alfred Edgar (1878–1957), short-story writer and poet, was born on 4 January 1878 at 35 St John's Street, Folkestone, Kent, the eldest child and only son of the four children of George Coppard (1850–1889), a journeyman tailor, and Emily Alma, ...

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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)  

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Munro, Hector Hugh [pseud. Saki] (1870–1916), short-story writer  

Dominic Hibberd

Munro, Hector Hugh [pseud. Saki] (1870–1916), short-story writer, was born on 18 December 1870 in Akyab, Burma, the youngest of the three children of Colonel Charles Augustus Munro (1844–1907), inspector-general of police in Burma, and Mary Frances Mercer (d. 1872). He was proud to belong to the ancient clan ...