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Bracken, Brendan Rendall, Viscount Bracken (1901–1958), politician and publisher  

Jason Tomes

Bracken, Brendan Rendall, Viscount Bracken (1901–1958), politician and publisher, was born on 15 February 1901 at Church Street, Templemore, co. Tipperary, the second son and third of the four children of Joseph Kevin Bracken (1852–1904), builder and monumental mason, and his second wife, ...

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Bracken, Brendan Rendall, Viscount Bracken (1901–1958)  

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Brendan Rendall Bracken, Viscount Bracken (1901–1958) by unknown photographer, 1941 © reserved; collection Science & Society Picture Library; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cannon, George [pseud. Erasmus Perkins] (1789–1854), freethinker and publisher  

Iain McCalman

Cannon, George [pseud. Erasmus Perkins] (1789–1854), freethinker and publisher, was born in London. His parents and early education remain unknown, but he later hinted at a dissenting background, and he was well versed in French as well as philosophy, theology, and literature. Between 1812 and 1815 he became a solicitor at ...

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Carlile, Richard (1790–1843), radical publisher and writer  

Philip W. Martin

Carlile, Richard (1790–1843), radical publisher and writer, was born on 8 December 1790 at Ashburton, Devon, the second of the three children of William Carlile and his wife, Elizabeth, née Brookings. He was baptized at Stoke Damerel, Devon, on 10 June 1792. His father was from a ...

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Cox, Edward William (1809–1879), lawyer and publisher  

R. C. J. Cocks

Cox, Edward William (1809–1879), lawyer and publisher, was born at Taunton, the eldest son of William Charles Cox, manufacturer, and Harriet, daughter of William Upcott of Exeter. He was educated at Taunton College. In 1836 he married Sophia, daughter of William Harris, surgeon in the ...

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Cudlipp, Hubert Kinsman [Hugh], Baron Cudlipp (1913–1998)  

Maker: Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Hubert Kinsman Cudlipp, Baron Cudlipp (1913–1998) by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1961 © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cudlipp, Hubert Kinsman [Hugh], Baron Cudlipp (1913–1998), journalist and publishing executive  

Anthony Howard

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Cudlipp, Hubert Kinsman [Hugh], Baron Cudlipp (1913–1998), journalist and publishing executive, was born at 118 Lisvane Street, Cardiff, on 28 August 1913, the youngest son in the family of three sons and one daughter of William Christopher Cudlipp, commercial traveller for a provision merchant, and his wife, ...

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Davin, Daniel Marcus (1913–1990), writer and publisher  

Jon Stallworthy

Davin, Daniel Marcus (1913–1990), writer and publisher, was born on 1 September 1913 in Invercargill, New Zealand, the fourth of the six children of Patrick Davin (1877–1958), railwayman and smallholder, and his wife, Mary Magdalen, née Sullivan (1878–1944), daughter of Daniel Sullivan and his wife, ...

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Eaton, Peter (1914–1993), bookseller  

Brian Harrison

Eaton, Peter (1914–1993), bookseller, was born Peter Eton at 8 York Gate, London, on 24 January 1914. His father is unknown, but his mother was (Elizabeth) Maria Eton, who later married George Papp and lived in Hungary. Peter was advertised in the Nursing Times...

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Ghoussoub, Mai (1952–2007), writer, publisher, and artist  

Maggie Gee

Ghoussoub, Mai (1952–2007), writer, publisher, and artist, was born in Beit Shabab, a town in the mountains above Beirut, Lebanon, on 2 November 1952, the second daughter of Raymond Ghoussoub, lawyer and amateur footballer, and his wife, Maggie Bridi, mathematics teacher. Her parents were Maronite Christian Arabs. She was educated at the ...

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Mai Ghoussoub (1952–2007) by unknown photographer Saqi Books

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Gili, John Louis (1907–1998), bookseller, publisher, and Catalan scholar  

Ian Michael

Gili, John Louis (1907–1998), bookseller, publisher, and Catalan scholar, was born Joan Lluís Gili i Serra on 10 February 1907 in Barcelona, the son of Lluís Gili Roig (1882–1957), bookseller and publisher, and his wife, Victoria Serra Sunyol. He was thus a scion of a publishing house founded by ...

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Haycraft [née Lindholm], Anna Margaret [pseud. Alice Thomas Ellis] (1932–2005), publisher and novelist  

Clare Colvin

Haycraft [née Lindholm], Anna Margaret [pseud. Alice Thomas Ellis] (1932–2005), publisher and novelist, was born on 9 September 1932 at 2 St John's Road, Wallasey, Birkenhead, the only child of John Richard Alfred Lindholm, a supervisor of a general stores' packing department, and later works manager, and his Welsh-born wife, ...

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Haycraft, Colin Berry (1929–1994), publisher  

Richard L. Gregory

Haycraft, Colin Berry (1929–1994), publisher, was born in Quetta, India, on 12 January 1929, the younger son of William Church Stacpoole Haycraft (1891–1929), army officer, and his wife, Olive Lillian Esmée, née King (b. 1901). His father, a major in the 5/8 Punjab regiment...

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Hetherington, Henry (1792–1849), publisher and journalist  

Joel H. Wiener

Hetherington, Henry (1792–1849), publisher and journalist, was born in Compton Street, Soho, London, the eldest of the three children of John Hetherington, a tailor. He may have been the Henry John William Hetherington baptized at St Anne's, Soho, on 1 September 1792, in which case his mother was probably ...

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Henry Hetherington (1792–1849) by unknown engraver © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Holyoake, Austin (1826–1874), freethought printer and publisher  

Edward Royle

Holyoake, Austin (1826–1874), freethought printer and publisher, was born on 27 October 1826 in Birmingham into an artisan household, the seventh child and fifth son of George Holyoake (1790–1853), a printer, and Catherine Groves (1792–1867), a horn-button maker. Influenced by his older brother ...

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Hone, William (1780–1842)  

Maker: William Patten

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William Hone (1780–1842) by William Patten, in or before 1818 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hone, William (1780–1842), political writer and publisher  

Philip W. Martin

Hone, William (1780–1842), political writer and publisher, was born on 3 June 1780 at Bath, the first child of William Hone (1755–1831) and his wife, Frances Maria Stawell (d. 1833).

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Leslie, Alexander (fl. 1796–1798), radical bookseller and publisher  

Bob Harris

Leslie, Alexander (fl. 1796–1798), radical bookseller and publisher, was born in Jedburgh, moving to Edinburgh some time before 1796. Before becoming Bookseller to the Rabble, as he liked to describe himself, he was apprenticed in Edinburgh, possibly to one Andrew Leslie, shoemaker. Leslie...