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Marghanita Laski

(1915—1988) writer and broadcaster


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(1915–88),

novelist, critic, secularist, and broadcaster. She was the niece of Harold Laski (1893–1950), Manchester‐born political theorist and teacher: the Laskis were a prominent liberal Jewish family. Her novels include Little Boy Lost (1949), which describes a father's search for his son in a France still overshadowed by the Occupation, and a short time‐travel fiction, The Victorian Chaise Longue (1953). The Offshore Island (BBC, 1959) is an admonitory television play about a family's struggle for survival ten years after the horrors of a nuclear war, and Ecstasy (1961) is a study of mystical and religious experience.


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