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John Squire
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Born in Plymouth, Devon
Born on 2nd of April 1884
Died on 20th of December 1958

Squire, educated at St Johnís, Cambridge, began his literary and journalistic life with Marxist sympathies, and progressed rightwards until for a time in the 1930s he was tangentially associated with Oswald Moseley. Around him and the outlets he controlled a conservative group of writers gathered in clear opposition to the modernists of the Bloomsbury Group. William Hodge in the wonderful England, Their England is a thinly veiled and affectionate sketch of him.

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