Writer and novelist. Born at 14 John Street, Poplar. He wrote detective novels and stories about working-class life in London's East End. His best known work was 'A Child of the Jago', set in a fictitious slum area. He also collected Japanese art and published several works on the subject. Died at High Barn, Amersham Road, Chalfont St Peter.
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