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”


Dada was an artistic and literary movement that began in Zürich, Switzerland, arising as a reaction to World War I and the nationalism that many thought had led to the war. Influenced by other avant-garde movements, such as Cubism, Futurism, Constructivism, and Expressionism – its output was diverse, ranging from performance art to poetry, photography,Continue reading “Dada”

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”

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