Early life and education
Rebuck's Latvian-born Jewish grandfather, and her own father, were both in the London rag trade. Her mother was a Dutch Jew. At the age of four she was sent to the South Kensington Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, learning there to read and write in French before she did in English. She graduated with a degree in intellectual history from Sussex University in 1974.
Rebuck worked for several independent publishers and ran a paperback imprint for Hamlyn before putting her own funds into a new imprint, Century. After a merger with Hutchinson in 1985, Century Hutchinson was taken over by Random House UK in 1989. Rebuck was appointed Chair and Chief Executive of Random House UK in 1991.
She was married to Philip Gould, Lord Gould of Brookwood, until his death in November 2011. The couple had two daughters, Georgia Gould who currently serves as leader of the Camden London Borough Council and Grace Gould.
In 2014, it was announced that Rebuck was to become a Labour peer in the House of Lords, following in the footsteps of her late husband. She was created a Life Peer on 18 September 2014, taking the title Baroness Rebuck, of Bloomsbury in the London Borough of Camden.
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