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Adrian Cave – obituary 2012

Written by Sarah Anderson and published in the Independent on 17/02/12 Adrian Cave, who has died from cancer, was an immensely creative and fun person to be with. An architect and town planner, he did much work on improving access for the disabled. He was born in Great Bromley, Essex in 1935 and was educated…
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Ellie Maxwell – 2009

Written by Sarah Anderson and publishing in the Independent on 21/05/09 Ellie Maxwell, who has died from cancer aged 32, was multi-talented, with an ability to engage in a wide variety of projects with an infectious generosity and enthusiasm. When she was 21 and at Edinburgh University she went to Bosnia to visit her father…
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Eric Newby – 2006

Written by Sarah Anderson and publishing in the Independent on 23/10/2006 With the publication in 1958 and success of A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush, Eric Newby created a new and lively genre of British post-war travel writing. Before attempting to conquer the Hindu Kush, Newby had been working for the fashion house Worth-Paquin;…
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Norman Lewis – 2003

by Sarah Anderson, published in the Independent, July 2003 There are few writers who produce elegant, witty and perfectly-pitched prose and yet remain unknown outside a small but devoted band of admirers. Norman Lewis was one. Lewis loved the craft of writing and wrote about 700 words in cramped longhand every day; words which were…
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Thor Heyerdahl – 2002

By Sarah Anderson, published in the Independent, 19/02/2002 Thor Heyerdahl was one of those rare human beings who managed to realize his dreams. He achieved this by a mixture of determination, stubbornness, in a trusting of oral tradition, by practical experiment and by listening to people. Heyerdahl was born in 1914 in the coastal town…
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Veronica Bamfield – 2000

Veronica Bamfield, traveller, writer and broadcaster had an enviable ability to take a lively interest in everything that came her way. She had a continual thirst for knowledge treating life as a university and engrossed herself in whatever project she was currently involvaed. She was born in Norwich on November 22nd 1908. Her father Lt-Col…
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