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Christina (Agnes Lilian) Foyle (Mrs Ronald Batty) (1911-1999), Bookseller; managing director of Foyles; daughter of William Alfred Foyle

Sitter in 17 portraits
Bookseller. Managing-Director of Foyle's from 1963. Daughter of William Foyle, elder of the two founding brothers of London's most famous bookshop. Launched the successful and ongoing Literary Lunches, which attracted publicity and helped keep the firm afloat in the 1930s, with speakers from the literary world as well as public and media figures. Christina Foyle' also developed book clubs, a lecture agency, art gallery and publishing. Lived with her husband, Ronald Batty at Beeleigh Abbey in Maldon, Essex where she kept a wide variety of animals and birds.

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Christina Agnes Lilian Foyle (Mrs Ronald Batty)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 7 December 1936
NPG x26684

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Christina Agnes Lilian Foyle (Mrs Ronald Batty)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 7 December 1936
NPG x26685

x125568

Christina (Agnes Lilian) Foyle (Mrs Ronald Batty)

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1958
NPG x125568

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Christina (Agnes Lilian) Foyle (Mrs Ronald Batty)

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1958
NPG x125569

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Christina (Agnes Lilian) Foyle (Mrs Ronald Batty)

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 5 March 1964
NPG x125718

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Christina (Agnes Lilian) Foyle (Mrs Ronald Batty)

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 5 March 1964
NPG x125719

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Christina (Agnes Lilian) Foyle (Mrs Ronald Batty)

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 5 March 1964
NPG x125720

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Christina (Agnes Lilian) Foyle (Mrs Ronald Batty)

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 5 March 1964
NPG x125721

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Christina (Agnes Lilian) Foyle (Mrs Ronald Batty)

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 5 March 1964
NPG x125722

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Christina (Agnes Lilian) Foyle (Mrs Ronald Batty)

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 5 March 1964
NPG x125723

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Christina (Agnes Lilian) Foyle (Mrs Ronald Batty)

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch colour negative, 5 March 1964
NPG x125724

x26351

Christina (Agnes Lilian) Foyle (Mrs Ronald Batty)

by Madame Yevonde
bromide print on velvet card mount, July 1967
NPG x26351

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Christina Agnes Lilian Foyle (Mrs Ronald Batty)

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 7 March 1932
NPG x30730

x13557

Christina (Agnes Lilian) Foyle (Mrs Ronald Batty)

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x13557

x13558

Christina (Agnes Lilian) Foyle (Mrs Ronald Batty)

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x13558

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Christina (Agnes Lilian) Foyle (Mrs Ronald Batty)

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x13559