British memoirists

Posted Oct 26, 2009
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  1. British diarists

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  2. English memoirists

    English memoirists

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  3. Irish memoirists

    Irish memoirists

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  1. Julie Andrews
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    Julie Andrews

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    Dame Julia "Julie" Elizabeth Andrews, DBE, (née Wells; born 1 October 1935) is an English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director and dancer. Andrews, a former child actress and singer, appeared on the West End in 1948, and made her Broadway debut in a 1954 production of The Boy Friend. She rose to prominence starring in musicals such as My Fair Lady and Camelot, both of which earned her Tony Award nominations. In 1957, she appeared on television with the title role in the musical Cinderella, which was seen by over 100 million viewers.


  2. Natascha McElhone
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    Natascha McElhone

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    Natascha Abigail Taylor (born 14 December 1971), known professionally as Natascha McElhone, (/nəˈtæʃəˈmækəlˌhn/; is an English actress of stage, screen and television, best known for her roles in American films such as Ronin, The Truman Show and Solaris, and most recently for her role as Karen van der Beek on the Showtime series Californication.


  3. Marsha A. Hunt
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    Marsha A. Hunt

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    Marsha Hunt (born April 15, 1946) is an American singer, novelist, actress and model.


  4. Salman Rushdie
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    Salman Rushdie

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    Sir Salman Rushdie, FRSL (/sælˈmɑːn ˈrʊʃdi/; Kashmiri: अहमद सलमान रुशदी احمد سلمان رشدی born 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His second novel, Midnight's Children (1981), won the Booker Prize in 1981. Much of his fiction is set on the Indian subcontinent. He is said to combine magical realism with historical fiction; his work is concerned with the many connections, disruptions, and migrations between Eastern and Western civilizations.


  5. Gloria Hunniford
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    Gloria Hunniford

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    Gloria Hunniford (born Mary Winifred Gloria Hunniford; 10 April 1940) is a Northern Irish television and radio presenter and singer on programmes on BBC and ITV such as Rip Off Britain with Julia Somerville and Angela Rippon. She has been a regular reporter on This Morning and The One Show.


  6. Jane Lapotaire
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    Jane Lapotaire

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    Jane Elizabeth Marie Lapotaire (born 26 December 1944) is a British actress.


  7. Cathleen Nesbitt
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    Cathleen Nesbitt

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    Cathleen Nesbitt, CBE (24 November 1888 – 2 August 1982) was a British actress of stage, film and television.


  8. George Adamson
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    George Adamson

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    George Adamson MBE (3 February 1906 – 20 August 1989), also known as the Baba ya Simba ("Father of Lions" in Swahili), was a British wildlife conservationist and author. He and his wife, Joy Adamson, are best known through the movie Born Free and best-selling book with the same title, which is based on the true story of Elsa the Lioness, an orphaned lioness cub they had raised and later released into the wild. Several other films have been made based on Adamson's life.


  9. Antony Sher
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    Antony Sher

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    Sir Antony Sher, KBE (born 14 June 1949) is a British actor of South African origin, and twice winner of the Laurence Olivier Award. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982 and toured in many roles, as well as appearing on film and TV, and working as a writer and theatre director. In 2001, he starred in his cousin Ronald Harwood’s play Mahler's Conversion, and said that the story of a composer sacrificing his faith for his career echoed his own identity struggles. Sher and his partner and collaborator Gregory Doran became one of the first gay couples to enter into a civil partnership in the UK.


  10. Daisy, Princess of Pless
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    Daisy, Princess of Pless

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    Daisy, Princess of Pless (Mary Theresa Olivia; née Cornwallis-West; 28 June 1873 – 29 June 1943), was a noted society beauty in the Edwardian period, and a member of one of the wealthiest European noble families. Daisy and her husband Hans Heinrich XV were the owners of large estates and coal mines in Silesia (Poland) which brought the Hochbergs enormous fortune. Her extravagant lifestyle coupled with disastrous events and political and family scandals were tasty morsels for the international press.


  11. Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
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    Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire

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    Deborah Vivien Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, DCVO (born Freeman-Mitford; 31 March 1920 – 24 September 2014) was an English writer, memoirist and socialite. She was the youngest and last surviving of the six Mitford sisters, who were prominent members of English society in the 1930s and 1940s.


  12. Paul Burrell
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    Paul Burrell

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    Paul Burrell, RVM (born (1958-06-06)6 June 1958) is a former servant of the British Royal Household. He was a footman for Queen Elizabeth II and later butler to Diana, Princess of Wales. Since her death in 1997, Burrell has featured in the media, sometimes prominently, in connection with her, and since 2004 as an occasional entertainment show celebrity.


  13. Gavin McInnes
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    Gavin McInnes

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    Gavin Miles McInnes (born July 17, 1970) is a Canadian writer, creative director, actor, and co-founder of Vice Media.


  14. Alistair McAlpine, Baron McAlpine of West Green
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    Alistair McAlpine, Baron McAlpine of West Green

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    Robert Alistair McAlpine, Baron McAlpine of West Green (14 May 1942 – 17 January 2014), often known as Alistair McAlpine, was a British businessman, politician and author who was an advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. McAlpine was descended from the McAlpine baronets who made their fortune in the construction industry. McAlpine held a variety of jobs before becoming prominent in British politics in the 1980s as the treasurer and a major fundraiser of the Conservative Party. A close ally of Thatcher, McAlpine did not support her successor as Prime Minister John Major, and later joined James Goldsmith's Referendum Party. McAlpine later rejoined the Conservatives but resigned his seat in the House of Lords to avoid having to pay more tax.


  15. Aminatta Forna
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    Aminatta Forna

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    Aminatta Forna (born 1964) is a Scottish-born British writer. She is the author of a memoir, The Devil that Danced on the Water, and three novels: Ancestor Stones (2006), The Memory of Love (2010) and The Hired Man (2013). Her novel The Memory of Love was awarded the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for "Best Book" in 2011, and was also shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Forna is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and was, until recently, Sterling Brown Distinguished Visiting Professor at Williams College in Massachusetts.


  16. Dušan Popov
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    Dušan Popov

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    Dušan "Duško" Popov OBE (Serbian Cyrillic: Душан "Душко" Попов; 10 July 1912 – 10 August 1981) was a Serbian triple agent. During World War II he worked for the military intelligence and counterintelligence of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia under the code name "Duško". He also worked for MI6 under the code name "Tricycle" and the German Abwehr under the code name "Ivan".


  17. Judith Hare, Countess of Listowel
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    Judith Hare, Countess of Listowel

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    Judith, Countess of Listowel (12 July 1903 – 15 July 2003) was a Hungarian-born journalist and writer who married William Hare, 5th Earl of Listowel in 1933.


  18. Monica Baldwin
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    Monica Baldwin

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    Monica Baldwin (1893–1975) was a British writer, a niece of British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, who was a canoness regular for 28 years. After leaving her enclosed Order, she wrote of her experiences in a series of books which received a widespread audience at the time, giving the first direct account of life in a Religious Order, from a former member, in that period.


  19. Bruce Shand
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    Bruce Shand

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    Major Bruce Middleton Hope Shand MC and bar (22 January 1917 – 11 June 2006) was an officer in the British Army. He is best known as the father of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, the second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales.


  20. Jill Saward
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    Jill Saward

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    Jill Saward (born 14 January 1965 in Liverpool) is best known as the victim of the 1986 Ealing Vicarage Rape, a crime that scandalized the UK and led indirectly to changes in the law. She was educated at Lady Margaret School in southwest London. Her father, Rev Michael Saward, became vicar of St Mary's, Ealing, in 1978.


  21. Pamela Margaret Cooper
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    Pamela Margaret Cooper

    14 views

    Pamela Margaret Cooper (24 October 1910 – 13 July 2006) was a British courtier, campaigner for refugees, and humanitarian.


  22. Anna Blundy
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    Anna Blundy

    18 views

    Anna Blundy (born 11 April 1970) is an English novelist and journalist. She was born in London and educated at the City of London School for Girls and Westminster School. Her first book was published in 1998: Every Time We Say Goodbye, a memoir of her father David Blundy, a foreign correspondent killed in El Salvador in 1989. Her series of novels featuring the female war correspondent Faith Zanetti started with The Bad News Bible in 2004. The second in a series, Faith Without Doubt, was published in September 2005. The third in the series, Neat Vodka was published in September 2006 by Little, Brown.


  23. Brian Desmond Hurst
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    Brian Desmond Hurst

    16 views

    Brian Desmond Hurst (12 February 1895 – 26 September 1986) was a Belfast-born film director. Responsible for over 30 films as director, Hurst was Ireland's most prolific film director during the 20th century. Scrooge (USA released as A Christmas Carol) is probably his finest film. Both produced and directed by Hurst the Christmas classic is still screened globally every year and has reached iconic status in the USA and sees Alistair Sim giving the performance of his life.


  24. Angelica Garnett
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    Angelica Garnett

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    Angelica Vanessa Garnett, née Bell (25 December 1918 – 4 May 2012), was a British writer, painter and artist. She was the author of the memoir Deceived with Kindness (1984), an account of her experience growing up at the heart of the Bloomsbury Group.


  25. Helen Rollason
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    Helen Rollason

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    Helen Frances Rollason MBE (née Grindley: 11 March 1956 – 9 August 1999) was a British sports journalist and television presenter, who in 1990 became the first female presenter of the BBC's sports programme Grandstand. She was also a regular presenter of Sport on Friday, and of the children's programme Newsround during the 1980s.


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