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D. Whyte

Little is known about the personal life of the enigmatic author Anna D. Whyte. Believed to be born in 1909 in New Zealand, many of her early and later years remain a mystery.

Female Novelist 1909
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Mrs Cartwright worked at the Hogarth Press as a manager for five years between July 1925 and March 1930. Despite staying at the Press longer than most workers, she is hardly mentioned in either J.H.

Female Manager
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Marjorie Thomson


From Nicola Wilson and Helen Southworth, 'Women Workers at the Hogarth Press (c. 1917-25)', Women in Print, vol 2 (Peter Lang, 2022)

Female Manager
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E. M.


Although best known for Diary of a Provincial Lady (1930), and its humorous portrait of a harassed, self-deprecating housewife, Delafield wore many other hats in her relatively short but busy life.

Female Biographer, Critic, Journalist, Novelist, Travel Writer 19 June 1890 11 December 1943
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Ahmed Ali was born on 1 July 1910 in Delhi, India. He was born to Syed Shujauddin, a civil servant, and Ahmad Kaniz Asghar Beg. Ali completed his primary schooling moving around different cities before enrolling at Aligarh Muslim University in 1926, where he first took a class in English poetry.

Male Academic, Critic, Diplomat, Novelist, Poet, Translator, Radio 1 July 1910 14 January 1994
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Cecil Nathan Sidney



Male 1887 1917
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Katherine Mansfield (originally Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp) was born into a well-to-do family in Wellington, New Zealand on 14 October 1888, the third of five children.

Female Writer 1888 Oct 14th 1923 Jan 9th
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Books, Franz Kafka said, “must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us” (Letters 16). Kafka was born in Prague in 1883. The oldest son of Hermann and Julie Kafka, he had three sisters, Valli, Elli, and Ottla, and two brothers who died in infancy.

Male Writer 1883 Jul 3rd 1924 Jun 3rd
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Rainer Maria


Rainer Maria Rilke was one of the most significant modernists to write in German. Born in Prague, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, he escaped the military career expected by his father and devoted himself to literature.

Male Novelist, Poet 1875 Dec 4th 1926 Dec 29th
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Charlotte Mary Mew (1869-1928) was a poet, fiction writer, and dramatist born in Bloomsbury, London on November 15th, 1869 to architect Frederick Mew (1833-1898) and his wife, Anna Maria Kendall (1837-1923). Mew’s childhood was altogether a happy one.

Female Poet, Writer 1869 Nov 15th 1928 Mar 24th
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Julian Bell (1908-1937) was the elder son of Vanessa and Clive Bell and the nephew of Virginia Woolf.  As such he literally grew up at the very heart of Bloomsbury.

Male Poet 1908 Feb 4th 1937 Jul 18th
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Francesca Allinson (known as Fresca) was born Enid Ellen Pulvermacher Allinson in 1902.  She was the fifth child of early whole foods advocate Dr T.R.

Female Writer 1902 Aug 20th 1945 Apr 7th
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Charles Harold Curtis Prentice was an influential British publisher who worked for Chatto and Windus from 1914-1935, where he replaced Percy Spalding as a senior partner from 1926.

Male Publisher 1891 Nov 4th 1949 Jun 30th
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Fredegond Shove (née Maitland) was born at Downing College, Cambridge in 1889.

Female Poet, Writer 1899 1949 Sep
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Charles Davies was a Welsh-born writer, poet, and lecturer. He was born in 1901 in Penclawdd, Glamorganshire. He began his studies at the University College, Aberystwyth.

Male Academic, Writer 1901 1953
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The Bunin family lived in Voronezh until 1874 before moving to the family estate in Butyriki in the Oryol province of central Russia when Ivan was four years old. He lived here and was tutored by amateur artist and musician Nikolai Romashkov until August 1881 when he started school.

Male Writer 1870 Oct 22nd 1953 Nov 8th
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McKnight Kauffer


Male Artist, Book Illustrator 1890 1954
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John Rodker was born in Manchester on 18th December 1894. The son of Jewish immigrants originating from Poland, his family moved from Manchester to London when he was six years old.

Male 1894 Dec 18th 1955 Oct 6th
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Caroline Jane Mary


C.J.M. Hubback worked as a translator for Sigmund Freud in the 1920s. Beyond this, little else was known until recently.

Female Translator, Writer 1871 Aug 17th 1959
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Canadian war poet Frank James Prewett (nicknamed “Toronto”) was born August 24, 1893 near Mt. Forest, Ontario on his maternal grandfather’s farm. This son of Arthur H.

Writer 1893 Feb 24th 1962 Feb 16th