Deaths in November - 2015
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Cynthia Payne (1), notorious as the keeper of a disorderly house in Streatham, London, frequented by the great and good in the 1970s, died on November 15th, aged 82.
Historian Hans Mommsen died on November 5 at the age of 85. His books include The Rise and Fall of Weimar Democracy and Alternatives to Hitler.
Stravinsky expert Robert Craft died November 10 at the age of 92. His books include Stravinsky: Chronicle of a Friendship and Stravinsky: In Pictures and Documents.
Brothel keeper Cynthia Payne died November 15 at the age of 83. She wrote Cynthia Payne's Book of Home entertainment.
Actor Saeed Jaffrey died November 15 at the age of 86. His memoir was called Saeed.
Historian Christopher Duggan died November 2 at the age of 57. His books include The Force of Destiny, A Concise History of Italy and Fascist Voices.
New Zealand rugby player Jonah Lomu died November 18 at the age of 40. His autobiography was called Jonah: My Story.
Prolific author Stephen Birmingham died November 15 at the age of 86. His books include The Rest of us: The Rise of America's Eastern European Jews, "Our Crowd": The Great Jewish Familes of New York and The Grandees: America's Sephardic Elite.
Here's a moment from happier times:
Founder of Kiplinger's magazine Austin H. Kiplinger died November 20 at the age of 97. His books include Washington Now (A Cass Canfield Book), Kiplinger's Looking Ahead and Kiplinger Forecasts.
Painter Adele Mailer died November 22 at the age of 90. Her memoir of her life with her ex-husband was called The Last Party: Scenes From my Life with Norman Mailer.
Nobel winning economist Douglass C. North died November 23 at the age of 95. His books include Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance and The Rise of the Western World: A New Economic History.
Repentant industrialist and environmental activist Maurice Strong died November 27 at the age of 86. His books include Where on Earth are We Going? and Connecting With the World.
Biologist Steven Vogel died November 24, at the age of 75. His books include Cats' Paws and Catapults and Life's Devices.
Novelist Joseph F. Girzone died November 29 at the age of 85. His many books include Joshua; A Parable for Today and Joshua and the Children.
Journalist Nigel Buxton died November 30 at the age of 91. His work includes Walking in Wine Country and Travel in Europe A Penguin Guide.
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