Emily Jane Brontë

Emily Brontë (1818-1848) was born on this day, 30 July 1818 in the rectory at Thornton in Yorkshire to the Reverend Patrick Brontë and Maria Branwell Brontë, the 5th of their six children and the only daughter to be given a middle name. Unfortunately her mother died when she was only 3 years old andContinue reading “Emily Jane Brontë”

Walter Whitman

I have surreptitiously included both Fandango’s and Ragtag’s prompt words (in bold) in this short homage to Walt Whitman. Whitman, (1819 -1892) was born on this day May 31 in 1819 in West Hills, Long Island, he is one of the most influential American poets, often called the father of free verse. Whitman’s major poetryContinue reading “Walter Whitman”

Writer – Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy was born on this day, May 28th 1939 in Dublin (1939 – 2012) she is one of my favourite authors. She told marvellous stories, mostly located in Ireland, dealing with the tensions between urban and rural life.. Although times may change, people remain the same: they fall in love, they have dreams; friendships,Continue reading “Writer – Maeve Binchy”

Jackie Collins

Jacqueline Jill Collins, OBE. 1937-2015, was born in Hampstead, London on this day in 1937, she was an English romance novelist and actress. She moved to Los Angeles in 1985 and spent most of her career there. With over half a billion copies of her books sold in more than forty countries, and with thirtyContinue reading “Jackie Collins”

Graham Green

English writer and journalist, Henry Graham Green (1904-1991), was born in Herefordshire on this day 2 October 1904, regarded by many as one of the leading English novelists of the 20th century. Greene acquired a reputation early in his lifetime as a major writer, both of serious Catholic novels, and of thrillers and was shortlisted,Continue reading “Graham Green”

Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (1890 – 1976) was born on this day in 1890, she was a famous British writer known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirotand Miss Marple. She also wrote the world’s longest-running play, The Mousetrap, whichContinue reading “Agatha Christie”

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), née Godwin, was born on this day 30 August 1797, she was an English novelist who wrote the Gothic novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818), which is considered to be an early example of science fiction. She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet andContinue reading “Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley”

Emily Jane Brontë

Emily Brontë (1818-1848) was born on 30 July 1818 in the rectory at Thornton in Yorkshire to the Reverend Patrick Brontë and Maria Branwell Brontë, the 5th of their six children and the only daughter to be given a middle name. Unfortunately her mother died when she was only 3 years old and shortly afterContinue reading “Emily Jane Brontë”

William Makepeace Thackeray

On July 18 1811, William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) Victorian novelist and illustrator was born in India where both parents worked for the East India Company. His father died when he was only 4years old and he was sent back to England by his mother who remained in India. He is known for his satirical works,Continue reading “William Makepeace Thackeray”

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