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Herbert, A. P.

(Encyclopedia) Herbert, A. P. (Sir Alan Patrick Herbert), 1890–1971, English author and member of Parliament. He was a regular contributor to the comic magazine Punch from 1910…

Paton, Alan

(Encyclopedia) Paton, Alan pā´tən [key], 1903–88, South African novelist. A devoted leader in the struggle to end the oppression of the South African blacks, he served (1935–47) as…

Sillitoe, Alan

(Encyclopedia) Sillitoe, Alan, 1928–2010, English writer, b. Nottingham. The son of an illiterate tannery worker, he grew up in poverty, left school at 14, and was himself a factory…

Bennett, Alan

(Encyclopedia) Bennett, Alan, 1934–, British playwright and actor, b. Leeds, England, grad. Exeter College, Oxford (1957). Bennett became a fixture of the British cultural scene as part…

Alans

(Encyclopedia) Alans or Alani: see Sarmatia .

F. P. A.

(Encyclopedia) F. P. A.: see Adams, Franklin Pierce .

Lovecraft, H. P.

(Encyclopedia) Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips Lovecraft), 1890–1937, American writer, b. Providence, R.I. A master of Gothic horror, fantasy, and science fiction of a most rococo…

Wodehouse, P. G.

(Encyclopedia) Wodehouse, P. G. (Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse) wo͝od´hous˝ [key], 1881–1975, English-American novelist and humorist. After a short period, first working at a bank and…

Patterson, P. J.

(Encyclopedia) Patterson, P. J. (Percival James Patterson), 1935–, Jamaican political leader, prime minister of Jamaica (1992–2006). A lawyer, he became an active member of the People…

Snow, C. P.

(Encyclopedia) Snow, C. P. (Charles Percy Snow, Baron Snow of Leicester), 1905–80, English author and physicist. Snow had an active, varied career, including several important positions…