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Naomi Jacob was a highly prolific, popular author, whose profitable writing career began in the 1920s and produced more than seventy books. The greater number are novels, including a notable series detailing for fortunes of an English Jewish family. Her fiction became steadily more formulaic with time. She also wrote plays, journalism, opera programme notes, and whatever came to hand. She issued several volumes of rambling memoirs which include much entertaining theatre reminiscence (every one of which has the word "Me" in its title) and a biography of Marie Lloyd. She was well-known on the stage in her earlier life, and later on as a broadcaster.
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1 July 1884 NJ was born at 20 High St Agnes Gate, Ripon, in Yorkshire, the elder of two sisters.  Bibliographic Citation link.
1923 NJ is said to have had a play staged entitled "The Dawn". Like her later plays, it seems not to have been reached print. Bibliographic Citation link.
27 August 1964 NJ died at the age of eighty, at Sirmione on Lake Garda in Italy, where she had lived for upwards of thirty years. Bibliographic Citation link.
By mid-June 1965 NJ's Flavia appeared posthumously, advertised as her "last great novel," following Yolanda in 1963 and Long Shadows in 1964. Bibliographic Citation link.
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