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Anthony Gardner: Author and Journalist: Obituaries


Irish sheepdog breeder of extraordinary coolness
(The Daily Telegraph)

    Lionel Pennefather, who has died aged 94, was the doyen of Irish sheepdog trainers and breeders.  In a career that spanned 60 years, he won five national titles, became the first Irishman to qualify for the Supreme International Championship, and achieved unexpected television celebrity as runner-up on One Man and His Dog.


Gentleman farmer and Master of the South Union
(The Daily Telegraph)

    Worth Newenham, who has died aged 82, was for twenty years the Master of the South Union hunt, with a reputation for fearlessness in the face of daunting obstacles – as befitted a man who had piloted Lancaster bombers over wartime Germany. 


Editor of Harpers & Queen
(Harpers & Queen)

    There are some who believe it impossible to edit a magazine without possessing a small degree of insanity.  No one disproved this theory more completely than Fiona Macpherson: in a world of fads and egos, she was the voice of good sense, guiding her readers through the maelstrom of hip and hype to things of enduring quality and importance.


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