Drawbell, James

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Drawbell, James Gender: M
James Wedgwood Drawbell
born on 15 April 1899 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Falkirk, Scotland, 56n0, 3w48
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 25°14' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 27°41 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 28°32'


Scottish novelist, playwright, journalist, autobiographer and newspaper editor.

He was known in equal measure for his literary works and professional association (of variable closeness) with prominent figures of the day, including Winston Churchill, Bernard Shaw, Noël Coward, D. H. Lawrence, Margot Asquith and many others. In 1925 he was hired by William Berry as editor-in-chief of the Sunday Chronicle to become the second youngest (after John Delane) British editor-in-chief of a newspaper ever, and remained in that position until 1946, whereupon he undertook a variety of other occupations. Among other things Drawbell wrote three autobiographies, which, in addition to being valuable and often minute accounts of the changing age, also contain unique and insightful recollections of his encounters with famous people from all walks of life.

He died in 1979

Link to Wikipedia


  • associate relationship with Coward, Noël (born 16 December 1899)


Source Notes

Paul Wright quotes birth record


  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor