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Ian Hay
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Born in Manchester, Greater Manchester
Born on 7th of April 1876
Died on 22nd of September 1952

Born 1876. Died 1952 - Scottish novelist and dramatist.

Educated at St Johnís College, Cambridge. Awarded the Military Cross during WWI. His early novels included Pip (1907) and A Knight on Wheels (1914). His war books included The First Hundred Thousand (1915) and The Last Million (1918). His best known comedy is Tilly of Bloomsbury (1919). Wrote a number of plays and dramatizations, some of them collaborations with other writers including P G Wodehouse.

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