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In the novel Elephants Can Remember, Cecil Aldbury was the first husband of Mrs Burton-Cox. He had made a lot of money as a manufacturer of buttons and later entered politics where he became the MP for Little Stansmere. He died in a car crash four years after they were married, and their only child died accidentally a short time later. Most of his estate was inherited by his wife although this was not as large as expected because his firm had not been doing very well in recent years. He also left a large sum of money to a mistress of his.

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