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Lao She

Lao She

Chinese novelist and dramatist. Born Beijing as Shu Qingchun. Lao She was his pen name. Lectured at what is now SOAS 1924 - 9. During this time he discovered Dickens and began his own writing. Best...

Person, Literature, China/Hong Kong

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Sir Richard Biddulph Martin

Sir Richard Biddulph Martin

Banker and Liberal politician. Made baronet, of Overbury Court in 1905. Wikipedia have a page but it is pretty dull. Initially we could find no picture of him and intended to show the stamp he used...

Person, Politics & Administration

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Sir Charles MacKerras

Sir Charles MacKerras

Conductor and musicologist.  Born Schenectady, New York, but when he was three the family move to Australia where he was brought up.  An authority on the operas of Janacek and Mozart, and the comic...

Person, Music / songs, Australia, USA

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Sir Tasker Watkins

Sir Tasker Watkins

Soldier and judge. Born at 9 Station Terrace, Nelson, Glamorgan. In Normandy, he led an assault on a German machine-gun post. After all the other officers were killed in the approach, he continued ...

Person, Armed Forces, Law, France, Wales

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Alastair Sim

Alastair Sim

Character actor. Born Edinburgh. Only became a professional actor aged about 30. Worked in Shakespeare at the Old Vic and then spent the 1950s making many British films, such as the 1954 The Belles...

Person, Cinema, Theatre, Scotland

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