Elder son of publisher George Bell (d 1890), and chairman of the family firm, also President of the Publishers Association. Lived many years in Hampstead.
Writer, Satirist and Comedian. Cook appeared on stage, TV, film and radio through 1960s -1990s with notables such as Dudley Moore. He founded the Establishment Club and owned Private Eye. He lived in a small 18th century house in Perrins Lane.
Eldest of 3 sisters immortalised in pictures by Sargent, Augustus John and others. Her TB caused the Hammersley family to seek the healthy air of Hampstead. They lived at Admiral’s House from 1902 and were noted for their literary/artistic salon.
Author of popular children’s book, Chronicles of the Schoenberg-Cotta Family (1862),. Her house in Oak Hill Way bears her plaque.