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Thursday, July 04, 2019

Christopher John Penrice Booker 1937-2019

_. Christopher Booker, who died 3 July, 2019, aged 81, was the journalist, columnist, and first editor of the satirical magazine Private Eye.

Christopher John Penrice Booker was born 7 Oct, 1937, son of John Mackarness Booker [1910-86], by his wife the former Margaret Mary Weston [1913-91]; married firstly, 1963 [div 1968] as her second husband, the Hon Emma Christina Tennant [1937-2017], scion of the Barons Glenconner, daughter of the 2nd Baron [1899-1983] by his wife the former Elizabeth Powell [died 2014]; no issue of the marriage. He had two further marriages, and leaves two sons from the third union.

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