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Montgomery-Hyde met many of the people involved in Oscar Wilde's life, including Lord Alfred Douglas, Robert Ross and Vyvyan Holland, Wilde's son, in order to write this biography of Wilde. He has also written books on Baldwin, Stalin, Chamberlain and Mrs Beeton.
(first published 1975)
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Harford Montgomery Hyde was born on 14 August 1907 in Belfast, the son of James Johnstone Hyde and Isobel Greenfield (née Montgomery). He was educated at Sedbergh School; Queen's University, Belfast (where he gained a first class History degree); then at Magdalen College Oxford (where he gained a second class law degree). He was called to the bar in 1934. From 1935-9 Hyde was librarian and Private...moreMore about H. Montgomery Hyde...