Category Archives: Authors Birthdays
Happy Birthday Charles Dickens! Authors I have read – Charles Dickens
Note: This is a W.A.R. post to commemorate Charles Dickens birthday. W.A.R. what is it good for? (Worth A Reblog ) Charles Dickens is one of my favourite authors of all time – I just love his characterisations and observations concerning the quirkiness of human behaviour. I have read nearly all his books, but thereContinue reading “Happy Birthday Charles Dickens! Authors I have read – Charles Dickens”
Happy Birthday Thomas Hardy!
English novelist and poet Thomas Hardy (2nd June 1840 – 11th January 1928) Dorset, England focused his work on the decline of rural society. He was a great fan of Charles Dickens and George Elliot. His romantic poetry was influenced by William Wordsworth. Hardy regarded himself foremost, as a poet. His first poetry collection was published inContinue reading “Happy Birthday Thomas Hardy!”
The Bronte, Pooh, Poe, Briggs birthday party!
No sooner do I begin writing about one author whose birthday it is, – another pops up! Over the past three days Anne Bronte, A.A. Milne, Raymond Briggs and Edgar Allen Poe have all celebrated birthdays, or to be exact, they have had their birthdays celebrated for them – apart from Raymond Briggs who at 78, is stillContinue reading “The Bronte, Pooh, Poe, Briggs birthday party!”
Happy Belated Birthday Sir Walter Scott!
August 15th was the birthday of Scottish poet, writer and playwright (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832). Scott was a 1st Baronet who wrote poems and historical novels. He has the distinction in being the first english language author to achieve international fame in his own lifetime. Rob Roy, Ivanhoe and the Lady of the Lake still remainContinue reading “Happy Belated Birthday Sir Walter Scott!”
Happy Birthday Emily Bronte!
Today is the birthday of writer and poet Emily Bronte (b.1818 – 1848 Thornton Yorkshire). She was the fifth child of Patrick Branwell and Maria Branwell, parents of the famous Bronte’s of Haworth Yorkshire. Emily wrote poetry and one novel ‘Wuthering Heights‘ before she died in 1848 after catching cold at her brother Branwell’s funeral, refusing allContinue reading “Happy Birthday Emily Bronte!”
Happy Birthday Lewis Carroll!
Today is the birthday of children’s author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson or Lewis Carroll as he is better known by his pen name. Lewis Carroll was born January 27, 1832 Daresbury Cheshire England – January 14, 1898. As well as being an author, Carroll was also a poet, mathematician, (he was a mathematical lecturer at Oxford University) photographer and an Anglican Deacon. Continue reading “Happy Birthday Lewis Carroll!”