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Alaric Jacob

Alaric JacobAKA Harold Alaric Jacob

Born: 8-Jun-1909
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 26-Jan-1995
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: A Window in Moscow

"The author, Alaric Jacob, was one of those hothouse flowers of the literary '30s who wasted their perfume on the desert air of Marxism."

Father: Harold Fenton Jacob
Mother: Ellen Hoyer
Wife: Iris Morley (historian and novelist, m. 2-Aug-1934, d. 27-Jul-1953, one daughter)
Daughter: Aurora (b. 1946)
Wife: Kathleen Byron (actress, m. 1953, until his death, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Harriet (b. 20-Apr-1953)
Son: Jasper (b. 2-Jul-1958)

    High School: St Cyprian's School, Eastbourne, East Sussex
    High School: The King's School, Canterbury, Kent

Author of books:
Seventeen: A Novel of School Life (1930, novel)
A Traveller's War: A Journey to the Wars in Africa, India and Russia (1944)
A Window in Moscow (1946)
Scenes from a Bourgeois Life (1949, novel)
Two Ways in the World (1962)
A Russian Journey: From Suzdal to Samarkand (1969, with Paul Hogarth)
Eminent Nonentities (1971)


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