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The Dictionary of national biography, 1981-1985 : with an index covering the years 1901-1985 in one alphabetical series

Author: Robert Blake; C S Nicholls
Publisher: [Oxford] ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 1991, ©1990.
Series: The Dictionary of national biography
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Dictionary of national biography
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This volume includes biographies of 380 prominent men and women, mostly British, who died between 1 January 1981 and 31 December 1985. This is the first DNB 20th century supplement to span only five  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Dictionaries
Biography Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Blake; C S Nicholls
ISBN: 0198652100 9780198652106
OCLC Number: 28958599
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 518 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Selected contents: Kingsley Amis on John Betjeman; Michael Foot on James Cameron; Ian Gilmour on R.A. Butler; Bernard Levin on Rebecca West; Sheridan Morley on David Niven and Ralph Richardson; Derek Nimmo on John Le Mesurier; Barry Took on Dick Emery; Mark Tully on Indira Gandhi; Ursula Vaughan Williams on Imogen Holst; Richard Baker on Roy Plomley; David Piper on Kenneth Clark; Roy Jenkins on Lord Harlech; Margot Fonteyn on Lydia Lopokova; David Jacobs on Billy Fury and Matt Monro; John Wain on Robert Graves and Philip Larkin; Auberon Waugh on Alec Waugh; Woodrow Wyatt on Arthur Koestler; Julian Amery on Alan Lennox-Boyd; Robert Armstrong on Lord Redcliffe-Maud; Marius Goring on Dame Flora Robson; Paul Johnson on J.B Priestley; Bernard Lovell on Martin Ryle; Nigel Nicolson on Enid Bagnold; Peter Rawlinson on Lord Diplock; Michael Stewart on George Brown; Sir John Summerson on Nikolaus Pevsner
Series Title: The Dictionary of national biography
Responsibility: edited by Lord Blake and C.S. Nicholls.
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