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James Douglas (1867–1940) was a British critic, newspaper editor and author.

Douglas edited The Star from 1908 to 1920, then the Sunday Express until 1931. He was a supporter of censorship, and called for several books to be banned, most notably The Well of Loneliness.

James Douglas was born in Belfast. He moved to London, and became assistant editor and literary critic of the London Star. Subsequently he became editor of the Sunday Express in 1920 and held this position until 1931. Among his published work is The Unpardonable Sin (1907); an edition of the Poems and Songs of Robert Burns and The Man in the Pulpit

 



 

 

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