Nicolas Bentley, UK author and illustrator, was born today in history: 14 June, 1907

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Nicolas Clerihew Bentley (14 June 1907 – 14 August 1978) was a British author and illustrator, best known for his humorous cartoon drawings in books and magazines in the 1930s and 1940s. The son of Edmund Clerihew Bentley (inventor of the clerihew verse form), he was given the name Nicholas but opted to change the spelling.

He married Barbara Hastings (1908–1989), a writer of children’s books and the daughter of Sir Patrick Gardiner Hastings on 17 October 1934, and they had one child, Arabella in 1943.

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