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Dickens December 21, 2005

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Dickens was one of the great literary geniuses of all time and one of the most popular. It has been estimated that one out of ten Britons who could read read his works, and then read them aloud to many others! He was, as he was nicknamed, “The Inimitable” (more…)

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Rudyard Kipling December 1, 2005

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Rudyard Kipling was born on December 30, 1865 at Bombay, India, where his father, John Lockwood Kipling, himself an artist, was principal of the Jeejeebyhoy Art School.

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Charlotte Brontë December 1, 2005

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Charlotte Brontë was born in 1816, the third daughter of the Rev. Patrick Brontë and his wife Maria. Her brother Patrick Branwell was born in 1817, and her sisters Emily and Anne in 1818 and 1820. In 1820, too, the Brontë family moved to Haworth, Mrs. Brontë dying the following year.

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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson December 1, 2005

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Scottish essayist, poet, playwright, novelist, and short-story writer, Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson is noted for his travel books and adventure novels, which were best-sellers in their day. Stevenson was born on 13 November 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (more…)

Jules Verne December 1, 2005

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Né à Nantes, le 8 Février 1828, Jules Verne effectue des études de Droit à Paris mais refuse d’être notaire et préfère l’écriture qu’il exerce d’abord à Paris. (more…)