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There were two Cecil I came across when I was volunteering in Amnesty Bookshop, first one was Cecil Beaton and the other was Cecil Day-Lewis.

I began to take notice of Cecil Beaton the photographer (the only man in the photo) because of the surname that associated with a guy I knew in university, but only began to take more notice of him when seeing the picture of him in the postcard of National Portrait Gallery.

He seemed to be famous – he photographed many famous people, as if he captured the essence of the film industry’s golden times. He was also known for being multi-talented, for example his set design in different films. He also was so awesome in art context, even the royal family asked for him to take photos for them!

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As for Cecil Day-Lewis the poet, very little was spoken on him – apart from he was father of Daniel Day-Lewis. I was told he was famous as a poet, but of course somehow his work was less well-known compared to ones like TS Elliot and Seamus Heaney.

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