The Dictionary of National Biography: 11th Supplement: 1986-1990 (DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY SUPPLEMENTS)

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Now hundreds more individuals from all walks of life who died between 1986 and 1990 can be found in this latest volume of The Dictionary of National Biography. It is an impressive roll-call of 450 individuals prominent in British life. The entrants span the entire range of occupations and interests and include public figures Harold Macmillan and Michael Ramsey, actors Rex Harrison and Margaret Lockwood, and writers Daphne du Maurier and Bruce Chatwin. The volume joins biographical fact with private knowledge, resulting in a rich resource of interest to historians and general readers alike.

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Christine Nicholls has been Editor of the Supplements since 1989. As well as being joint-editor of the DNB 1961-1970, DNB 1971-80, DNB 1981-85, and Editor of Missing Persons, she is the author of Power, A Political History of the Twentieth Century and the forthcoming Hutchinson Encyclopaedia of Biography. Keith Thomas is President of Corpus Christi College Oxford and of the British Academy.

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`irresistible readability ... the Dictionary is one of our greatest surviving 19th century institutions ... sheer fascination ... a fitting monument to the diligence and curiosity of Christine Nicholls'
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`the DNB remains unmatched among work of its kind for breadth, elegance, appreciation of human diversity and pleasure in human foible ... Open it anywhere, and the chances are you will find yourself confronted by a curious scrap of information or a satisfying piece of portraiture.'
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