Dot Allan

Dot Allan, born Eliza MacNaughton Luke Allan, was a Scottish novelist and freelance writer. Much of her work focused on class and gender issues in Glasgow society during the early 20th century. Allan was born in the only child of Jean Luke and Alexander Allan, an iron merchant, her parents were affluent and middle-class, she was educated before attending classes at the University of Glasgow. After her father's death, while she was still a young woman and her widowed mother moved to the west end of Glasgow, she was described as a petite woman with a soft voice and a retiring disposition who hosted elegant afternoon teas. Allan began her writing career as a playwright, she became a prolific freelance writer and journalist who had articles and short stories published in a range of newspapers and periodicals. Despite finding both popular and critical success during the 1920s and 1930s, Allan abandoned her writing during both world wars to focus on nursing and charity work. After the Second World War, she continued to write, but her works are regarded as less notable.

Allan was a member of the Scottish PEN and she used the organisation to distribute some of her inheritance to help financially support the work of other writers. She interviewed Sarah Bernhardt. Allan published ten novels in total, including: The Syrens Makeshift Deepening River Hunger March John Mathew, Papermaker Charity Begins at Home Allan died of breast cancer in Glasgow in 1964

Alfredo Graciani

Alfredo Oscar Graciani is a former Argentine footballer. He played for a number of clubs in Argentina and played in Switzerland and Venezuela at the end of his playing career. Graciani started his playing career in 1981 with Club Atlético Atlanta in the Argentine 2nd Division. In 1983 the club were promoted to the Argentine Primera after winning the Primera B championship. In 1984 Graciani was signed by Boca Juniors he went on to become their leading goalscorer of the 1980s, winning two international titles with the club. In 1992 Graciani joined Racing Club but returned to Boca Juniors in 1993. By the end of his Boca Juniors career he had played 250 games for the club in all competitions, scoring 83 goals. In 1994 Graciani played for Deportivo Español before dropping down a division to play for Atlético Tucumán and Argentinos Juniors in the Primera B Nacional. In 1997 Graciani was signed by Swiss club Lugano and his final club were Caracas FC in Venezuela in 1998. After retirement as a player Graciani has gone on to work as a football coach, he was part of the coaching staff at Boca under Chino Benítez.

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