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Hartley, Leslie Poles (1895-1972), novelist and essayist

Adrian Wright

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Hartley, Leslie Poles (1895-1972), novelist and essayist, was born on 30 December 1895 at Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire, the second of the three children of Harry Bark Hartley (1860-1954), solicitor and director of a brickworks, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Thompson (1863-1948), the daughter of William James Thompson, a Crowland farmer. ...

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