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date: 24 September 2020

Hardy [née Nathan], Barbara Gladyslocked

  • William Baker


Hardy [née Nathan], Barbara Gladys (1924–2016), literary critic and poet, was born on 27 June 1924 at 7 Hall Terrace, Swansea, the daughter of Maurice Nathan (1892/3–1962), tobacconist, and his wife, Gladys Emily Ann, née Abraham (1895–1992). Her father was of eastern European Jewish ancestry and something of an intermittent visitor at home. Her mother ‘worked in an insurance office and later as a barrister’s clerk’ (Armstrong, ...

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