Peter Cook
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Born: November 17, 1937

Died: January 9, 1995 (age 57)

Nationality: British

Occupation: Writer, comedian, actor, satirist

Bio: Peter Edward Cook was an English actor, satirist, writer and comedian. An extremely influential figure in modern British comedy, he is regarded as the leading light of the British satire boom of the 1960s. Cook has been described by Stephen Fry as the funniest man who ever drew breath, although his work was also controversial.

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A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.

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