The Estate of Sir Tom Hopkinson
Sir Thomas Hopkinson was a British journalist, picture magazine editor, author, and teacher. Born in Manchester in 1905, his father was a Church of England clergyman and a scholar, and his mother had been a school mistress. He went on to graduate from Pembroke College, Oxford University. He first worked in advertising and publicity, then became a magazine assistant editor in 1934. He was soon working for Weekly Illustrated magazine, and wrote short stories and novels during his free time. Hopkinson became editor of Picture Post, from 1940-50. He died in 1990.