Basil Boothroyd

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1910 – 1988

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Who was Basil Boothroyd?

John Basil Boothroyd was an English humorous writer, best known for his long association with Punch. As a young man he worked for a bank, but began contributing articles to Punch, and became its assistant editor, a post in which he served for eighteen years. His career as a writer for Punch spanned the editorships of E. V. Knox to Alan Coren. Boothroyd’s chief literary work outside the comic essay was an official biography of Prince Philip undertaken at the request of its subject. Boothroyd also wrote for television and radio, and was a frequent broadcaster.

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Born
Mar 4, 1910
Worksop
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
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Died
Feb 27, 1988

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on July 23, 2013

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