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Mercer, Cecil William [pseud. Dornford Yates] (1885-1960), novelist and short-story writer

Stephen G. Derry

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/34989

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Mercer, Cecil William [pseud. Dornford Yates] (1885-1960), novelist and short-story writer, was born on 7 August 1885 at Wellesley House, Upper Walmer, Kent, the only child of Cecil John Mercer (1850-1921), solicitor, and his wife, Helen Wall (1858-1918). He was a first cousin of the writer H. H. Munro (Saki). ...

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