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Alan Garner, OBE MP

Blackden, Cheshire East, England, United Kingdom

Blackden, Cheshire East, England, United Kingdom

Alan Garner OBE from Wikipedia Alan Garner OBE (born 17 October 1934) is an English novelist best known for his children's fantasy novels and his retellings of traditional British folk tales. His w...


Sarah Fielding MP (1710 - 1768)

Sarah Fielding From Wikipedia Sarah Fielding (8 November 1710 – 9 April 1768) was a British author and sister of the novelist Henry Fielding. She was the author of The Governess, or The Litt...


Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)

Henry Fielding From WIkipedia Henry Fielding (22 April 1707 – 8 October 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author ...


Thomas Gore (1632 - 1684)

From Wikipedia, March 2015: Thomas Gore (1632–1684) was an English gentleman, known as a writer on heraldry. Contents [show] 1 Life2 Works3 Family4 Notes Life[edit]Born at Alderton, Wiltsh...


Sir Philip Gibbs (1877 - 1962)

Sir Philip Armand Hamilton Gibbs (1 May 1877 – 10 March 1962) was an English journalist and prolific author of books who served as one of five official British reporters during the First World...


A. Hamilton Gibbs (1888 - 1964)

A. Hamilton Gibbs (1888–1964) was an English novelist. He was the brother of Cosmo Hamilton and Sir Philip Gibbs. His novels include The Persistent Lovers (which was adapted into a 1922 film o...


Sebastian Charles Faulks CBE (born 20 April 1953) British novelist, journalist, and broadcaster. Best known for his historical novels set in France – The Girl at the Lion d'Or, Birdson...


Martin John Gilbert MP (1936 - 2015)


Leonard Gordon "Len" Goodman (born 25 April 1944) is an English professional ballroom dancer, dance judge, and coach. He appears on television dance programmes such as Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing...


Maria Dundas (1785 - 1842)

"Maria Graham", "Lady Callcott"

Wikipedia contributors. " Maria Graham ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.


Penelope Fitzgerald (1916 - 2000)

Penelope Fitzgerald (17 December 1916 – 28 April 2000) was a Booker Prize–winning English novelist, poet, essayist and biographer. In 2008, The Times included her in a list of "The 50 g...


John Meade Falkner (1858 - 1932)

"J. Meade Falkner"

John Meade Falkner (8 May 1858 – 22 July 1932) was an English novelist and poet, best known for his 1898 novel, Moonfleet. An extremely successful businessman as well, he became chairman of th...


Kenneth Cecil Gandar-Dower (31 August 1908 – 12 February 1944) was a leading English sportsman, aviator, explorer and author. Born at his parents' home in Regent's Park, London, Gandar-Dower...


Olivia Melian Robertson (1917 - 2013)

Olivia Melian Durdin-Robertson, known as Olivia Robertson (13 April 1917 – 14 November 2013) was an author, artist, co-founder and high priestess of the Fellowship of Isis, an international spir...


Penelope Gilliatt (1932 - 1993)

Gilliatt was an English novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and film critic.


Major Xan Fielding, DSO (1918 - 1991)

Alexander Wallace Fielding AKA Xan Fielding Fielding was a British writer, soldier, traveller. Xan Fielding Birth name Alexander Wallace Fielding Born 26 November 1918 Ootacamund, India D...


Robert Langton Douglas (1864 - 1951)

"R. Langton Douglas"

Robert Langton Douglas (1864 – 1951), known professionally as R. Langton Douglas, was a well-known British art critic, lecturer, and author, and director of the National Gallery of Ireland. ...


Emilia, Lady Dilke (1840 - 1904)

Emilia, Lady Dilke (2 September 1840, Ilfracombe, Devon – 23 October 1904), born Emily Francis Strong, was an English author, art historian, feminist and trade unionist. Biography Emilia F...


Amelia Fiona J. Driver was born January 31, 1970 in Finsbury Park, London. Her mother, Gaynor Churchward, was a designer and former couture model and her father, Ronnie Driver, was a businessman. She h...


Sir John Denham, FRS, KB, MP MP (1615 - 1669)

Family and Education b. 1615, o.s. of Sir John Denham of Inworth, Egham, Surr., baron of the Exchequer 1617-39, by 2nd w. Eleanor, da. of Gerald, 1st Visct. Moore of Drogheda [I]. educ. Trinity, Oxf. 1...


Lewis Gilbert, CBE (1920 - d.)

British screenwriter, producer, film director.


Eleanor Farjeon MP (1881 - 1965)

Eleanor Farjeon (13 February 1881 – 5 June 1965) was an English author of children's stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire. Several of her works had illustrations by Edward ...


Joseph Jefferson Farjeon MP (1883 - 1955)

Joseph Jefferson Farjeon (4 June 1883 – 6 June 1955) was a British writer, journalist and playwright. Farjeon generally wrote thriller and mystery novels, but also authored several plays. One ...


David Gascoyne (1916 - 2001)

David Gascoyne (10 October 1916 – 25 November 2001) was an English poet associated with the Surrealist movement. Early life and Surrealism Gascoyne was born in Harrow the eldest of the...


E.M. Forster MP (1879 - 1970)

"E.M. Forster", "Henry Morgan Foster"

Edward Morgan Forster OM, CH From Wikipedia (1 January 1879 – 7 June 1970) was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist. He is known best for his ironic and well-pl...


Butler, Sir (George) Geoffrey Gilbert (1887-1929), historian and politician, was born at 55 Harrington Gardens, Kensington, London, on 15 August 1887, the ninth son of Spencer Perceval Butler, conveyan...


Elizabeth Gaskell MP (1810 - 1865)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell , née Stevenson (29 September 1810 – 12 November 1865), often referred to simply as Mrs Gaskell, was a British novelist and sh...


Mary Aline Farmar, CBE (1912 - 2002)

"Mary Siepmann", "Mary Wesley"

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Siepmann [née Farmar], Mary Aline [other married name Mary Aline Eady, Lady Swinfen; pseud. Mary Wesley] (1912–2002), novelist, was born on 24 Ju...


English cookery writer. Ex wife of broadcaster David Dimbleby.


Jonathan is a British presenter of current affairs and political radio and television programmes, a political commentator and a writer. He is the son of Richard Dimbleby and younger brother of British ...


Gilbert Frankau MP (1884 - 1952)

Frankau was a popular British novelist. He was known also for verse (he was a war poet of World War I) including a number of verse novels, and short stories. He was born in London into a Jewish family,...


Julia Frankau (1859 - 1916)

"Frank Danby"

Successful English novelist under the name 'Frank Danby'


Jacob Thomas Grien (b. - 1935)

Mr. J.T. Grein, Consul-General for Liberia in London since 1925, and a well-known dramatic critic, died at his London home on Saturday night, aged 72. He had been in failing health for some time, but h...


) General Sir David William Fraser, GCB, OBE (30 December 1920 – 15 July 2012) was a British Army officer who became Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies. Early life Fras...


Christopher Fry MP (1907 - 2005)

"Christopher Fry"

Christopher Fry (18 December 1907 – 30 June 2005) was an English playwright. He is best known for his verse dramas, notably The Lady's Not for Burning, which made him a major force in theatre ...


Julian Charles Fane (1927 - 2009)

) The Honourable Julian Charles Fane (27 May 1927 – 13 December 2009), was a British author. Fane was the younger son of Vere Fane, 14th Earl of Westmorland and his wife Diana, daughter of T...


Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter, film director, and a director of Norwich City Football Cl...



David Richard Garrick, III MP (1717 - 1779)

David Garrick (19 February 1717 – 20 January 1779) was an English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer who influenced nearly all aspects of theatrical practice throughout the 18th cen...


Sir William Gerald Golding (19 September 1911 – 19 June 1993) was a British novelist, poet, playwright and Nobel Prize for Literature laureate, best known for his novel Lord of the Flies. He was...


Shelagh Delaney (1939 - 2011)

Delaney was an English dramatist and screenwriter, best known for her debut work, A Taste of Honey (1958).


John Galsworthy OM (14 August 1867 – 31 January 1933) was an English novelist and playwright. Notable works include The Forsyte Saga (1906–1921) and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End o...


Thomas Edward Neil Driberg, Baron Bradwell (22 May 1905 – 12 August 1976), generally known as Tom Driberg, was a British journalist, politician and High Anglican churchman who served as a Memb...


General Richard FitzPatrick (24 January 1748 – 25 April 1813), styled The Honourable from birth, was an Anglo-Irish soldier, wit, poet, Whig politician and ‘sworn brother’ of the...


wikipedia Esther Freud (born 2 May 1963) is a British novelist. Contents [show] Early life and training[edit] Born in London, Freud is the daughter of painter Lucian Freud and Bernadine Coverley. S...


Lady Florence Dixie MP (1855 - 1905)

"Lady Florence Caroline Dixie (25 May 1855 – 7 November 1905), before her marriage Lady Florence Douglas, was a British traveller, war correspondent, writer and feminist." ====================...


Douglas William Freshfield (April 27, 1845 – February 9, 1934) was a British lawyer, mountaineer and author, who edited the Alpine Journal from 1872 to 1880. He was an active member of the Roy...


David Garnett MP (1892 - 1981)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Spouse Rachel Marshall Angelica Bell Parents Edward Garnett (1868-1937) Constance Black (1861-1946) David Garnett (9 March 1892 – 17 February 1981) wa...


Herbert William Fisher (1826 - 1903)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Herbert William Fisher (1826–1903) was a British historian, best known for his book Considerations on the Origin of the American War (1865). Fisher was ...


Daniel Defoe MP (1659 - 1731)

"Daniel Foe"

Daniel Defoe Born Daniel Foe ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Daniel Defoe is widely considered as the father of the English novel. He wrote novels, pamphlets, and thousands of essays during his lifetime....


Lord Alfred Douglas MP (1870 - 1945)


Oscar Wilde's lover



Nigel Dempster (1941 - 2007)

Dempster was a British journalist, author, broadcaster and diarist. Best known for his celebrity gossip columns in newspapers, his work appeared in the Daily Express and Daily Mail and also in Private ...


Born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1941, Professor Richard Dawkins is one of the world’s leading scientific intellectuals, specializing in evolutionary biology. After undertaking his doctorate under the ...


Charlotte Franken (1894 - 1969)

Charlotte Haldane (née Franken, first married name Burghes; 27 April 1894–16 March 1969) was a British feminist author. Her second husband was the biologist J.B.S. Haldane. Contents *...


Harry Golombek MP (1911 - 1995)

Obituary: Harry Golombek ( ) Harry Golombek, chess-player and journalist: born London 1 March 1911; International Grandmaster, three times British Chess Champion; died 7 January 1995. Harry Golombe...


M. R. D. Foot Michael Richard Daniell Foot Born 14 December 1919 Died 18 February 2012 Region United Kingdom Michael Richard Daniell Foot, CBE, TD (14 December 1919 – 18 February 2012) ȁ...


John Donne MP (1572 - 1631)

English poet, preacher and a major representative of the metaphysical poets of the period. John Donne was born in London, into a Roman Catholic family when practice of that religion was illegal in ...


Sir David Frost, OBE MP (1939 - 2013)

"Sir David Paradine Frost, OBE (7 April 1939 – 31 August 2013) was an English journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and daytime TV game show host. After graduating from Cambridge Unive...


Kenneth Grahame (Author) (1859 - 1932)

Kenneth Grahame (8 March 1859 – 6 July 1932) was a British writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), one of the classics of children's literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dra...


Henry Vernon Esmond (1869 - 1922)

"Henry Vernon Esmond", "H.V. Esmond"

Jack Esmond, known professionally as Henry Vernon Esmond, was an English actor and playwright. Esmond began his career as an actor in London in 1889 where he had several successes in comedies. He began...


Tracey Karima Emin, CBE, RA This profile is based on the BBC Programme BBC 'Who Do You Think You Are?" Season 8 Programme 10 Tracey Emin is a British artist of English and Turkish Cypriot origin. F...


George Grote MP (1794 - 1871)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary George Grote (17 November 1794 – 18 June 1871) was an English political radical and classical historian. He is now best known for his major work, the voluminous ...


Harriet Grote MP (1792 - 1878)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary Harriet Grote (1792–1878) was an English biographer, and as wife to George Grote hostess to the English philosophical radicals of the earlier nineteenth century....


Roald Dahl, (Mr.) MP (1916 - 1990)

Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, fighter ace and screenwriter of Norwegian parentage.Born in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, to Norwegian p...


Hon. William Douglas-Home MP (1912 - 1992)

William Douglas Home (3 June 1912, Edinburgh – 28 September 1992, Winchester) was court-martialled in World War II for his refusal to obey orders as a British Army officer and later became a suc...


Sir Kenelm Digby (c.1603 - c.1665)

Sir Kenelm Digby (July 11, 1603 – June 11, 1665) was an English courtier and diplomat. He was also a highly reputed natural philosopher, and known as a leading Roman Catholic intellectual and ...


Jane Grigson (1928 - 1990)

Jane Grigson (née McIntire, 13 March 1928 – 12 March 1990) was a notable English cookery writer.


Graham Greene MP (1904 - 1991)

Greene, (Henry) Graham (1904–1991), author, was born on 2 October 1904 at St John's, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, the fourth of six children of Charles Henry Greene (1865–1942), teacher,...


Geoffrey Grigson (1905 - 1985)

Geoffrey Edward Harvey Grigson (2 March 1905 – 25 November 1985) was a British poet, writer, critic and naturalist.


Brigadier Bernard Edward Fergusson, Baron Ballantrae was born on 6 May 1911. He was the son of General Sir Charles Fergusson of Kilkerran, 7th Bt. and Lady Alice Mary Boyle. He married Laura Margaret G...


James Anthony Froude (1818 - 1894)

James Anthony Froude (23 April 1818 – 20 October 1894) was an English historian, novelist, biographer, and editor of Fraser's Magazine. Wikipedia contributors. " James Anthony Froude ." Wiki...


Between 1910 and 26 May 1915 ‎(Age 21)‎ Served with the 1st ‎(Royal)‎ Dragoons Occupation 17 November 1914 ‎(Age 26)‎ Performed actions with the BEF for whic...


John Evelyn MP (1620 - 1706)

John Evelyn From Wikipedia John Evelyn (31 October 1620 – 27 February 1706) was an English writer, gardener and diarist. Evelyn's diaries or Memoirs are largely contemporaneous with thos...


Robert von Ranke Graves MP (1895 - 1985)

Robert von Ranke Graves (also known as Robert Ranke Graves and most commonly Robert Graves) 24 July 1895 – 7 December 1985) was an English poet, translator and novelist. During his long life he ...


William Godwin MP (1756 - 1836)

William Godwin (3 March 1756 – 7 April 1836) was a British journalist, political philosopher and novelist. He is considered one of the first exponents of utilitarianism, and the first modern p...


John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton ....... - Wikipedia - English John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, The Right Honourable The Lord Acton KCVO, DL=== Member of Parliament for BridgnorthIn office -...


T. S. Eliot MP (1888 - 1965)

"T.S. Eliot"

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) was an American-born English poet, playwright, and literary critic, arguably the most important...


"Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS, (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British Prime Minister, parliamentarian, Conservative statesman and literary figure. He served...


Sophie Dahl (born Sophie Holloway, 15 September 1977) is an English author, cookbook writer and former model. She was born in London, the daughter of actor Julian Holloway and writer Tessa Dahl. Her ma...


Marianne Evelyn Faithfull (born 29 December 1946) is an English singer, songwriter and actress whose career has spanned five decades. Her early work in pop and rock music in the 1960s was overshadowe...


Mildmay Fane, 2nd Earl of Westmorland (24 January 1602 – 12 February 1666) was an English nobleman, politician, and writer. ______________________ 'Mildmay Fane, 2nd Earl of Westmorland1...


CHILDHOOD 1854 October 10 - Stanley born at the height of the Crimean War - his Spanish born (British naturalized) father Felix having left the same year for business in Montevideo, Uruguay in South ...


Charles Dickens MP (1812 - 1870)

Charles John Huffam Dickens, pen-name "Boz", was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and one of the most popular of all time. He created some of literature's most iconic characters,...


John Dryden MP (c.1631 - 1700)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - John Dryden (August 19 [O.S. August 9] 1631 – May 12 [O.S. May 1] 1700) was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator and playwright, who...


Peter Fleming (1907 - 1971)

) Robert Peter Fleming, OBE (31 May 1907 – 18 August 1971) was a British adventurer and travel writer. He was the elder brother of Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond. Early life Peter Flem...


Ian Fleming MP (1908 - 1964)

Best known for his novels about the British spy James Bond, Ian Fleming was ranked by The Times (of London) fourteenth on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945." Fleming chronicled Bo...


Rev. Richard Edwardes MP (1525 - 1566)

"Richard E Edwards", "Rev. Richard Tudor"

Rev. Richard Edwardes (1523 - 1566) was an English poet and playwright; he was made a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, and was master of the singing boys. He was known for his comedies and interludes, bu...