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Bottome Phyllis

In 1940 one of her books was made into a successful film, ‘The Mortal Storm,’ with James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan...

Chaucer Geoffrey

The author of ‘The Canterbury Tales’ (1387-92) is himself a pilgrim in his own story, and as such begins to tell a tale...

Dickens Charles

Septimus Crisparkle and his mother...

Garrick David

His studies completed, it was not to the law that he turned, however, but to a partnership in the wine trade with his brother in London...

Lyly John

He wrote for Boys’ Companies like the Choristers of St...

Parker Richard

For much of his life he lived in east Kent and used local settings in his books, where they are an integral part of the story...

Pepys Samuel

In Rochester he tended to stay in either the Crown Hotel or the White Hart Inn, both of which still survive, although in altered form...

Shakespeare William

They may not all have been as unpleasant as the one chosen by the informant Gadshill, who identifies the rich travellers for Falstaff and his fellow thieves in Shakespeare’s ‘King Henry lV part l’ (1598)...

Sutcliff Rosemary

These well-researched, highly acclaimed works such as ‘The Eagle of the Ninth’ (1954), ‘The Lantern Bearers’ (1959) and ‘Black Ships Before Troy’ (1993) used history as a medium for exciting narrative, intriguing character development and poetic imagery as well as an educational resource...

Thorndike Russell

The Thorndike family later moved to the parish of St...



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