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Kirsty McLeod, 72, in May (UK historian)
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Lenona
2020-09-22 18:39:23 UTC
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For some reason, some sources say she was born in September, but most say December. She was born in Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2020/05/22/kirsty-mcleod-author-telegraph-columnist-gardener-traveller/
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Kirsty McLeod, who has died aged 72, was a historian and biographer, and a Daily Telegraph columnist with a passion for gardens. But earlier, in her days at Oxford, she was remembered by contemporaries as the cynosure of all eyes...

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/448895.Kirsty_McLeod
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WRITINGS:
ALL PUBLISHED UNDER NAME KIRSTY MCLEOD

The Wives of Downing Street (biography), Collins, 1976.
Drums and Trumpets: The House of Stuart (juvenile), Seabury Press, 1977.

The Last Summer: May to September 1914 , St. Martin's (New York), 1983.

A Passion for Friendship: Sibyl Colefax and Her Circle , Michael Joseph (London), 1991.
Battle Royal: Edward VIII & George VI: Brother Against Brother , Constable (London), 1999.

The Best Gardens in Italy: A Traveller's Guide , photographs by Primrose Bell, Frances Lincoln, 2011.
Author of monthly book review column for Yorkshire Post and Country Life .
Kenny McCormack
2020-09-22 20:31:42 UTC
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Post by Lenona
For some reason, some sources say she was born in September, but most say
December. She was born in Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2020/05/22/kirsty-mcleod-author-telegraph-columnist-gardener-traveller/
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Kirsty McLeod, who has died aged 72, was a historian and biographer, and a Daily
Telegraph columnist with a passion for gardens. But earlier, in her days at
Oxford, she was remembered by contemporaries as the cynosure of all eyes...
In case anyone else is wondering, ...

cynosure[ sahy-nuh-shoor, sin-uh- ]SHOW IPA
SEE SYNONYMS FOR cynosure ON THESAURUS.COM
noun
1) something that strongly attracts attention by its brilliance, interest, etc.:
the cynosure of all eyes.
2) something serving for guidance or direction:
Gandhi's life remains a cynosure for all of us.
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