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- n. English writer of melodramatic novels (1907-1989)
- n. English writer and illustrator; grandfather of Daphne du Maurier (1834-1896)
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James A. Whistler, or as he was familiarly known at that time, 'Little Jimmy' (not 'Little Billie,' as portrayed by Du Maurier in Trilby), occupied the room just opposite, across the passage way, and when not immersed in a novel in his own room could be found in ours, telling of the wonders he had seen, and part of which he invariably was.