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Philip Guedalla
Birth: Mar. 12, 1869
Death: Dec. 16, 1944

In the opening scene of Anthony Shaffer's film "Sleuth", Andrew Wyke (played by Sir Laurence Olivier) asks Milo Tindle (Michael Caine), "Do you agree that the detective story is the normal recreation of noble minds? I'm quoting from Philip Guedalla, a biographer of the thirties, that golden age when every Cabinet Minister had a thriller by his bedside and all detectives were titled". Philip Guedalla was educated at Rugby and at Balliol College in Oxford, where he was the President of the Union. In 1913, he qualified as a barrister and practised for ten years, retiring to stand for Parliament five times as a Liberal candidate, although he was never elected, and to write a series of travel books and historical biographies, often reflecting his interest in the Empires of both Napoleons. His final book, written at the height of the Second World War, was "Mr. Churchill, A Portrait". In 1919, he married Nellie Maude Reitlinger (March 10th. 1892 - February 21st. 1978), and is buried with her. His side of the grave bears the inscription, "Time Remembered is Grief Forgotten", while her side says, "And blossom by blossom Spring begins".  (bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) 
 
Burial:
Golders Green Jewish Cemetery
Golders Green
London Borough of Barnet
Greater London, England
Plot: Row 50, Graves 8 & 9
 
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Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Oct 23, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6872067
Philip Guedalla
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Philip Guedalla
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Philip Guedalla
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