Autobiography is now as common as adultery and hardly less reprehensible.
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|Birth:||15th April, 1924|
|Death:||31st December, 2001|
|Profession:||Historian, Journalist, Politician|
John Edward Poynder Grigg was born in London, England. He was a British historian, journalist, politician and author. He studied at Eton College and New College, Oxford. He joined National Review, which was owned and edited by his father. He moved to The Guardian, where he worked as a columnist for ten years. He also worked as a columnist for The Times from 1986 until 1993 and wrote occasionally for The Spectator. His most notable work, however, was a four-volume biography of the British prime minister David Lloyd George. He also wrote a number of other books, including a biography of Nancy Astor. He stood for election for the recently created Oldham West at the 1951 general election, but was defeated by the sitting member Leslie Hale. He contested the seat again in the 1955 general election but was similarly unsuccessful.
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