Lyons, Albert Michael Neil

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LYONS, ALBERT MICHAEL NEIL (1880–1940), author, known as A. Neil Lyons. Born in Kimberley, South Africa, Lyons came to England as a child and was educated at Bedford Grammar School. From 1899 he was a journalist, chiefly for the Topical Times. He then became a prolific playwright. Lyons' best-known work, London Pride (1916), "a London play for London people," was written in collaboration with Gladys Unger. Other works by Lyons include Kitchener Chaps (1915); an anthology of short stories (1929); Tom, Dick and Harriet (1937), and a number of biographies.

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D. Griffiths (ed.), Encyclopedia of the British Press, 14221992 (1992), 383.