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Peter Mayer

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

 (1936– ) US publisher.

At Avon Books in the 1970s, Mayer launched the trade paperback as an alternative to mass-market paperbacks. He brought a more commercial outlook to Penguin...

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Dickinson, Peter Malcolm de Brissac (1927–2015), crime novelist and children’s author

Nicholas Tucker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1260 words.

Dickinson, Peter Malcolm de Brissac (1927–2015), crime novelist and children’s author, was born on 16 December 1927 in Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia, the second of four sons of Richard...

Smith [née Grant], Elizabeth (1797–1885), diarist

Christine Lodge.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 719 words.

Smith [née Grant], Elizabeth (1797–1885), diarist, was born on 7 May 1797 at 5 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, the eldest of five children of Sir John Peter Grant (1774–1848), laird of...

Fante, John Thomas

Barbara L. Ciccarelli.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 1267 words.

Fante, John Thomas (08 April 1909–08 May 1983), novelist and Hollywood screenwriter, was born in Denver, Colorado, the son of Nicholas Peter Fante, a stonemason, and Mary Capolungo. His...

O’Connor, William Douglas

Jerome Loving.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 934 words.

O’Connor, William Douglas (02 January 1832–09 May 1889), author and civil servant, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Peter D. O’Connor, a laborer (mother’s name unknown)....

Tinniswood, Peter (1936–2003), writer

Philip Purser.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literature. 1048 words.

Tinniswood, Peter (1936–2003), writer, was born on 21 December 1936 at 5 Granard Road, Wavertree, Liverpool, the son of Thomas Henry Bismarck Tinniswood (1892–1978), newspaper compositor,...

Calvert, George Henry

James R. Simmons.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Biographical Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1133 words.

Calvert, George Henry (02 June 1803–24 May 1889), author, was born on his family’s estate near Bladensburg, Maryland, the son of George Calvert, a planter and politician, and Rosalie...