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Norman Stone Waspish, iconoclastic British historian was a man of the right in a field of mostly left-wingers

Michael Maor Holocaust survivor who joined the Mossad and helped convict Adolf Eichmann

“He Was the Spirit of Musical Theater. Irreplaceable.” Hal Prince, as remembered by his longtime choreographer Pat Birch

Pierre Le-Tan An illustrator who blended whimsy and shadow in his palette

Irene Shubik The television producer who gave us Rumpole of the Bailey and The Jewel in the Crown

Joyce Cansfield Revered Times crossword creator also excelled at Scrabble and Alpine skiing

Marjorie Blamey Britain’s most prolific wildflower painter, and a serious world traveler

Terry O’Neill The photographer who once wanted to be a priest captured Swinging London’s cultural revolution in the 1960s

Keith Schellenberg The reliably colorful laird of Eigg who married often and liked to view the world from an open-top Bentley

Split Waterman Charismatic, risk-taking, gun- and gold-smuggling motorcycle star lived on the edge

Lucette Destouches Céline’s muse tended to the author’s rather complicated legacy during 58 years of widowhood

John Lorimer A war hero who survived a seemingly hopeless mission to eliminate a Nazi warship with a midget submarine

How to Be Cool and Warm at Once The irreplaceable publisher Sonny Mehta, who died on December 30, possessed the rare ability to unite style and sincerity

Maurice Bailey Lost at sea with his wife in 1973. The couple survived on a raft for 117 days

Nancy Lewis A charming, tenacious music-biz publicist who established Monty Python in the United States

Werner Doehner The last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster

Peter Serkin, 1947–2020 The pianist known for seamlessly connecting classic and contemporary elements in his work died on February 1 at the age of 72

February 8, 2020

Guy Arnold Explorer, prolific travel writer, cat-lover, and host of lavish dinner parties

Nell Gifford Re-inventor of the English circus

February 26, 2020

Peregrine Pollen Brilliant, curious, and gifted, the Oxford-born art-world character ran Sotheby Parke-Bernet

Ailsa Maxwell The economics student turned codebreaker was on duty when Germany’s unconditional surrender came over the wire in May of 1945

A Pen for All Seasons A collection of letters belonging to the late Philip Poole, owner of a storied London pen-nib store, is an ode to the art of craftsmanship

March 19, 2020
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