A. P. Herbert

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Herbert, A. P.

Herbert, A. P. (Sir Alan Patrick Herbert), 1890–1971, English author and member of Parliament. He was a regular contributor to the comic magazine Punch from 1910 until his death. Herbert served in Parliament from 1935 until 1950 as a representative for the Univ. of Oxford and was largely responsible for the bill (1937) liberalizing English divorce law. His numerous books include The House by the River (1921), The Water Gipsies (1930), and The Singing Swan (1968). He was knighted in 1945.


See his autobiography A. P. H.: His Life and Times (1970).

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