Archives: Book Authors
Eric Blair (George Orwell as he was to become when a published writer) was a child of the Empire, born in Bengal, India, on June 25, 1903, the second child of Richard and Ida Blair. Richard was a civil servant in the Opium Department (the trade between India and China having been legalised under British… Read More
Rosemary Gray served her apprenticeship in the legendary bookshops of the Charing Cross Road in the 1960s. She moved on to work in the editorial departments of a number of publishers, notably Methuen, Allen & Unwin, Cassell and Harrap, independent publishing companies which flourished in the twentieth century. In 1985 she joined the staff of… Read More
Edward Frederic Benson (1867–1940), novelist, was born at Wellington College on 24 July 1867, the third son of Edward White Benson (1829–1896) and Mary Sidgwick (1841–1918). His father was headmaster of Wellington College and subsequently archbishop of Canterbury. He was a younger brother of Arthur Christopher Benson (1862–1925), Mary Eleanor Benson (1863–1890), and Margaret Benson (1865–1916), and… Read More
John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) is perhaps the foremost economic thinker of the twentieth century. On economic theory, he ranks with Adam Smith and Karl Marx; and his impact on how economics was practiced, from the Great Depression to the 1970s, was unmatched.
H. G. Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) is famously often referred to as ‘the father of science fiction’
Kate Chopin, born Katherine O’Flaherty on February 8, 1850, was an American author of short stories and novels. She is now considered by some to have been a forerunner of the feminist authors of the 20th century.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, born 6 March 1806, was one of the most prominent English poets of the Victorian era. Her poetry was widely popular in both Britain and the United States during her lifetime.
Margery Williams Bianco, born on the 22 July 1881, was an English-American author, primarily of popular children’s books. A professional writer since the age of nineteen, she achieved lasting fame at forty-one with the 1922 publication of the classic that is her best-known work, The Velveteen Rabbit.
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) was an English philosopher. He is best remembered for ‘Leviathan’, a hugely influential book that has caused him to be considered one of the founders of modern political philosophy.