Molly Lefebure


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
October 06, 1919

Died
February 27, 2013


Molly Lefebure was born in Hackney on 6 October 1919 into a family descended from prominent arms manufacturers in 18th-century Paris. Her father, Charles Lefebure (OBE 1941 Birthday Honours), was a senior civil servant who worked with Sir William Beveridge on the establishment of the National Health Service (NHS), applying some of the revolutionary ideas of Robespierre, the Parisian Lefebures having professed Jacobin sympathies. Her mother was Elizabeth Cox.

Some of Molly's forebears had been men of letters; and one, Pierre Lefebure, having helped to set up the Institut Francais, became a professor of languages at the newly formed London University. Her uncle was Major Victor Lefebure (OBE, Chavalier of the Legion of Honour and Officer of th
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Murder on the Home Front: A...

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A ...

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Scratch & Co.: The Great Ca...

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“Murder is something you read about, listen to on a wireless, see at the pictures, discover in print every Sunday morning when you open your newspaper. But you never come across in your own everyday life.
It happens to other people, maybe in other districts, but it doesn't happen in your family, or among your neighbours, or down your street.”
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