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Prompt – Tempest

Hi, I have used Ragtag’s prompt ‘Tempest’ as inspiration to bring a bit of Shakespeare to the page, The Tempest, one of my favourites, is a play by William Shakespeare, written around 1610 it is thought to be one of the last plays he wrote alone. The first scene takes place on a ship atContinue reading “Prompt – Tempest”

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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”

T S Eliot

T S Eliot, (1888-1965) was born on this day, 26 September in 1888, he was famous as a poet and playwright and considered to be one of the 20th century’s major poets. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, however he spent time at Oxford University during the First World War. He moved to EnglandContinue reading “T S Eliot”

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”

Willy Russell

Happy Birthay! William Russell was born on the outskirts of Liverpool on this day 23 August in 1947, he is a very talented dramatist, writer, lyricist and composer. He left school, aged 15 to become a hairdresser, but at 20 he decided to go to Saint Katherine’s College in Liverpool and qualified as a teacher.Continue reading “Willy Russell”

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was born in Dublin on July 26th, his education was irregular, due to his dislike of any organised training. He moved to London as a young man (1876), where he established himself as a leading music and theatre critic and became a prominent member of the Fabian Society, for which heContinue reading “George Bernard Shaw”