Alethea Hayter

(1912—2006) writer and British Council official

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(1912–2006) Historian and biographer, born in Egypt and educated at Downe House School and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She worked for the British Council (1945–71). Her writing includes A Sultry Month (1965), and The Wreck of the Abergavenny (2002), a study of the effect of catastrophe on other lives, including William Wordsworth's, whose brother was captain.

From The Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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