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Candida Rose Lycett Green (1942 - 2014)

Candida Lycett Green (22 September 1942–19 August 2014) was a British author who wrote sixteen books including English Cottages, Goodbye London, The Perfect English House, Over the Hills and F...

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Marie Adelaide Elizabeth Rayner Belloc Lowndes (1868 - 1947)

Prolific English writer

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Edith Nesbit (1858 - 1924)

Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland; 15 August 1858 – 4 May 1924) was an English author and poet; she published her books for children under the name of E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborat...

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Margaret More MP (1505 - 1544)

'Margaret More was the eldest daughter of Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) and Jane Colte (1488-1511). She is best known for having been given an unusually fine education. Her scholarship was praised by c...

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Clare Consuelo Sheridan (1885 - 1970)

Clare Sheridan (born as Clare Consuelo Frewen; also known as Clare Consuelo Sheridan) (9 September 1885 - 31 May 1970), was an English sculptor and writer known primarily for creating busts for famou...

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Mary Howard, of the Holy Cross (1653 - 1735)

Mary Howard, of the Holy Cross (born 28 December 1653; died at Rouen, 21 March 1735) was an English nun of the Poor Clares. Life She was a daughter of Sir Robert Howard, a younger son of Thomas H...

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<private> Parry

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Edna May Healey, Baroness Healey (1918 - 2010)

British writer.

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Susan Barnes Crosland (1927 - 2011)

Journalist and novelist.

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Enid Hester Chataway Bell MP (1881 - 1967)

Enid Moberly Bell wrote The Life and Letters of C. F. Moberly Bell (1927) and several other books, including biographies of Flora Shaw, Octavia Hill and Josephine Butler. Enid was the founder and first...

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Sarah Caudwell (c.1938 - 2000)

Sarah Caudwell was the pseudonym of Sarah Cockburn (1939 – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, January 2000), a British barrister and writer of detective stories. She is best known for a series o...

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Lady Eleanor Furneaux Smith (1902 - 1945)

Lady Eleanor Furneaux Smith was born in 1902. She was the daughter of Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead and Margaret Eleanor Furneaux. She died on 20 October 1945, unmarried. She wrote ...

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Frances Eleanor Trollope (1835 - 1913)

Frances Eleanor Trollope (née Ternan) (August 1835 – 14 August 1913) was an English novelist. She was born aboard a paddle steamer in Delaware Bay, the eldest of three surviving daughte...

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Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999)

Dame Iris Murdoch DBE (15 July 1919 – 8 February 1999) was an Irish-born British author and philosopher, best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the ...

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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 *...

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Naomi Margaret Mitchison (1897 - 1999)

Naomi Haldane, the daughter of a physiologist, John Scott Haldane, and the sister of John Haldane , was born in Edinburgh on 1st November, 1897. Her mother, Kathleen (Trotter) Haldane, was a suffragi...

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Rose Macaulay (1881 - 1958)

Dame Emilie Rose Macaulay, DBE (1 August 1881 – 30 October 1958) was an English writer. She published thirty-five books, mostly novels but also biographies and travel writing. Early years an...

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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...

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Winifred Peck (1882 - 1961)

Winifred Peck (née Knox) (1882 – 20 November 1962) (Lady Peck) was an author of literary fiction and biographies. A member of a remarkable family, her father was Edmund Arbuthnott Knox,...

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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...

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Grace Eleanor Hadow OBE (1875 - 1940)

Grace Eleanor Hadow OBE (9 December 1875 in Cirencester, England – 19 January 1940, Marylebone, London) was an author, principal of St Anne's College, Oxford University and vice-chairman of th...

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Elisabeth Murray (1909 - 1998)

Katherine Maud Elisabeth Murray (1909-98), educationalist and biographer Elisabeth Murray was the granddaughter and biographer of James Murray. Her celebrated book, Caught in the Web of Words, is the...

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Alison Uttley (Taylor) MP (1884 - 1976)

Alison Uttley (1884-1976) born Alice Jane Taylor in Cromford, Derbyshire. Births Mar 1885 Taylor Alice Jane Bakewell 7b 809 She was educated at the lea School in Holloway and the Lady Ma...

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Lettice Ulpha Cooper (1897 - 1994)

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<private> Bingham

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Penelope Gilliatt (1932 - 1993)

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

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Violet Augusta Mary Frederica Jacob (1863 - 1946)

Violet Jacob (1 September 1863 – 9 September 1946) was a Scottish writer, now known especially for her historical novel Flemington and her poetry, mainly in the Scots language known as Braid S...

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Audrey Wintour (deceased)

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Madeleine Bunting MP

Madeleine Bunting is an English journalist and writer who is an Associate Editor and columnist on The Guardian. Life history Born in Oswaldkirk, North Yorkshire, Bunting was educated at Corpus ...

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Anna Wintour, OBE (1949 - d.)

Wintour is the English editor-in-chief of American Vogue, a position she has held since 1988. In 2013, she also became artistic director for Condé Nast, Vogue's publisher. With her trademark pag...

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Jean Marsh (1934 - d.)

Marsh is an English actress, occasional screenwriter, and co-creator of the television series Upstairs, Downstairs and The House of Eliott.

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Florence Marryat MP (1833 - 1899)

Florence Marryat (1833-99) was a novelist, editor, playwright, spiritualist, singer and actress. She wrote around seventy novels during her extraordinary career, adapting some of them for the stage. Sh...

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Marie Stopes, D.Sc., Ph.D. (1880 - 1958)

Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes (15 October 1880 – 2 October 1958) was a British author, palaeobotanist, campaigner for women's rights and pioneer in the field of birth control. She was the ...

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Charlotte Carmichael Stopes (1840 - 1929)

Charlotte Carmichael Stopes (1840–1929) was a British scholar, author, and campaigner for women's rights. She published several books relating to the life and work of William Shakespeare. Her ...

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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...

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Lady Evelyn Cobbold (1867 - 1963)

Zainab Cobbold (born Evelyn Murray, later Cobbold) (1867 - January 1963) was a Scottish noblewoman and convert to Islam. Born in Edinburgh in 1867, she was the eldest daughter of Charles Adolphus Mur...

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Millicent Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, The Duchess of Sutherland (1867 - 1955)

Millicent Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, The Duchess of Sutherland (née Lady Millicent Fanny St. Clair-Erskine, 20 October 1867 – 20 August 1955) was a British society hostess, social reform...

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<private> Pitman (Harvey)

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Ursula "Joan" Vaughan Williams (1911 - 2007)

Joan Ursula Penton Vaughan Williams (née Lock; March 15, 1911 – October 23, 2007) was an English poet and author, and biographer of her second husband, the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams...

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Violet Trefusis MP (1894 - 1970)

Violet Trefusis née Keppel (6 June 1894 – 29 February 1972) was an English writer and socialite. She is chiefly remembered for her lesbian affair with the poet Vita Sackville-West. She ...

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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." ====================...

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Mary Henrietta Kingsley (1862 - 1900)

Mary Henrietta Kingsley (13 October 1862 – 3 June 1900) was an English ethnographic and scientific writer and explorer whose travels throughout West Africa and resulting work helped shape Euro...

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Anne de Clifford, Countess of Pembroke MP (c.1590 - 1676)

Lady Anne Clifford, Countess of Pembroke Lady Anne Clifford (January 30, 1590 – March 22, 1676) was the only surviving child of George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland (1558–1605) by hi...

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Diana Mitford, The Hon. Lady Mosley MP (1910 - 2003)

Diana Mitford, Lady Mosley, [fn1] was born on 17 June 1910 in Belgravia, Westminster, England and died 11 August 11, 2003 in Paris, France. Her remains are interred in the Swinbrook Churchyard in Oxfor...

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The Hon. Nancy Mitford MP (1904 - 1973)

Nancy Freeman-Mitford , CBE, styled The Hon. Nancy Mitford before her marriage and The Hon. Mrs Rodd thereafter. She was born 28 November 1904 in Belgravia, Westminster, England and died 30 June 1973 o...

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Jessica Mitford MP (1917 - 1996)

Jessica Lucy Mitford , nicknamed Decca or Dec , writer and campaigner, was born in Burford, Oxfordshire on 11 September 1917 and died Oakland, California 23 July 1996. Parents: 7th and penultimate ch...

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Anna Maria Bennett (c.1760 - 1808)

Anna Maria Bennett (c. 1760 - 12 February 1808) was an English novelist. Some sources give her name as Agnes Maria Bennett. Her best-known work is the epistolary novel Agnes de-Courci (1789). ...

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Mary Berry (1763 - 1852)

) Mary Berry (1763 – 21 November 1852) was an English author, born at Kirkbridge, North Yorkshire. For an unusually lengthened period of years she formed a centre round which beauty, rank,...

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Mary Wollstonecraft MP (1759 - 1797)

"I am going to be the first of a new genus. I am not born to tread in the beaten track - the peculiar bent of my nature pushes me on" Mary Wollstonecraft in letter to Everina, 1774 Mary Wollstonecr...

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Helen Zimmern (1846 - 1934)

Helen Zimmern (25 March 1846 – 11 January 1934) was a German-British writer and translator. Biography Zimmern and her parents emigrated in 1850 to Britain, where her father became a No...

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Alice Zimmern (1855 - 1939)

Alice Zimmern (22 September 1855 – 22 March 1939) was an English writer, translator and suffragist. Background and education Zimmern was born in Nottingham, the youngest of the three d...

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Rosina Bulwer Lytton (1802 - 1882)

Rosina Bulwer Lytton (née Rosina Doyle Wheeler; 4 November 1802 – 12 March 1882) wrote and published fourteen novels, a volume of essays and a volume of letters. Her husband was Edward ...

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Nina Boyle (1865 - 1943)

Constance Antonina (Nina) Boyle (21 December 1865–4 March 1943), was a British journalist, campaigner for women’s suffrage and women’s rights, charity and welfare worker and no...

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Viola Meynell (1885 - 1956)

Viola Meynell Dallyn (1885–1956) was an English writer, novelist and poet. She wrote around 20 books, but was best known for her short stories and novels. Her parents were Wilfrid and Alic...

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Alice Christina Gertrude Meynell (1847 - 1922)

Alice Christiana Gertrude Thompson Meynell (22 September 1847 - 27 November 1922) was an English writer, editor, critic, and suffragist, now remembered mainly as a poet. Biography Meynell was...

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Vera Brittain MP (1893 - 1970)

Vera Mary Brittain (29 December 1893 – 29 March 1970) was a British writer, feminist and pacifist, best remembered as the author of the best-selling 1933 memoir Testament of Youth, recounting ...

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Emily Sheila Fry MP (1887 - 1946)

(Emily) Sheila Kaye-Smith was born on 4 February 1887 at Battle Lodge, 9 Dane Road, St Leonards. She was the eldest daughter of Edward Kaye-Smith, a local doctor. She grew up in East Sussex and spent t...

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley MP (1797 - 1851)

Mary Shelley (née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was a British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best know...

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Aphra Behn MP (1640 - 1689)

Born Aphra Johnson Harbledown, Kent Died 16 April 1689 (aged 48) Nationality English Occupation novelist, dramatist Aphra Behn (baptised 14 December 1640 – 16 April 1689) was a prolific dramat...

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E. M. Delafield MP (1890 - 1943)

Edmée Elizabeth Monica Dashwood, née de la Pasture (9 June 1890 – 2 December 1943), commonly known as E. M. Delafield, was a prolific English author. She is best known for her la...

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Mrs Henry de la Pasture, CBE (1866 - 1945)

Mrs Henry de la Pasture (1866 – 30 October 1945), born Elizabeth Lydia Rosabelle Bonham and after her second marriage styled Lady Clifford, was a British novelist and dramatist. Biography ...

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Rebecca West MP (1892 - 1983)

Wiki: Cicely Isabel Fairfield (21 December 1892–15 March 1983), known by her pen name Rebecca West, or Dame Rebecca West, DBE was an English author, journalist, literary critic and travel writ...

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Isabella Blow MP (1958 - 2007)

Isabella Blow was an English magazine editor. The muse of hat designer Philip Treacy, she is credited with discovering the models Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl as well as the fashion designer Alexande...

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Jacquetta Hawkes (1910 - 1996)

British archaeologist and writer.

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Victoria "Plum" Sykes MP

Victoria "Plum" Sykes (born 4 December 1969) is an English-born fashion-writer, novelist and New York socialite. "Plum" was a childhood nickname (the Victoria plum being a variety of that fruit). ...

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<private> Moore-Robinson (Stern)

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Delia Smith, C.B.E. MP

Delia Smith CBE From Wikipedia: (born 18 June 1941) is an English cook and television presenter, known for teaching basic cookery skills. She is the UK's best-selling cookery author, with more th...

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Elizabeth Jane Howard, CBE (1923 - 2014)

Elizabeth Jane Howard was an English novelist. She was previously an actress and a model. In 1951 she won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for her first novel, The Beautiful Visit. Six further novels foll...

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Virginia Cowles (1910 - 1983)

Virginia Cowles (1910-1983) was an author and journalist. Born in Vermont, USA she became a well-known journalist in the 1930s with her columns appearing on both sides of the Atlantic. Her autobiograph...

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<private> Wyatt

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Julia Frankau (1859 - 1916)

Successful English novelist under the name 'Frank Danby'

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Barbara Comyns Carr (1907 - 1992)

. FOR sheer zaniness and unpredictability which, nevertheless, held a positive appeal, the quaint novels of Barbara Comyns, were among the best in a uniquely feminine field. Her most successf...

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<private> Ward (Hayes)

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Beatrix Potter MP (1866 - 1943)

Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist best known for children's books featuring anthropomorphic characters suc...

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Jilly Cooper MP

Jilly Cooper OBE (born 21 February 1937) is an English author. She started her career as a journalist and wrote numerous works of non-fiction before writing several romance novels, the first of which...

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Emilia Lanier (Bassano) MP (1569 - 1645)

Learning about the events of Lanier's life has not always been an easy task for researchers. Very little is known about her. Scholars have had to piece together Lanier's biography by relying on the spa...

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Margaret Countess of Huntingdon (1907 - 1994)

Margaret Lane, writer: born 23 June 1907; reporter, Daily Express 1928-31; special correspondent, International News Service 1931-32, Daily Mail 1932-38; President, Women's Press Club 1958-60, Dickens ...

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Joyce Irene Grenfell MP (1910 - 1979)

Joyce Irene Grenfell , OBE (née Phipps; 10 February 1910 – 30 November 1979) was an English actress, comedienne, monologist[1] and singer-songwriter. Early life Born in London, Joyce ...

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Dame Edith Sitwell, DBE (b. - 1964)

Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE (7 September 1887 – 9 December 1964) was a British poet and critic. Background Edith Sitwell was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, the oldest child and on...

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<private> Fraser (Pakenham)

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Shelagh Delaney (1939 - 2011)

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

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<private> Tennant

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Eve Pollard, OBE MP

English author, journalist and a former editor of several tabloid newspapers.

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Josceline Rose Dimbleby MP

English cookery writer. Ex wife of broadcaster David Dimbleby.

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Bel Mooney MP

Bel Mooney is an English journalist and broadcaster.

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Enid Bagnold, CBE (1889 - 1981)

Enid Bagnold was a British author and playwright, best known for the 1935 story National Velvet which was made into a film in 1944 starring Elizabeth Taylor.

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Enid Mary Waters (1897 - 1968)

Enid Blyton (11 Aug 1897- 28 Nov 1968) is pehaps on of the best known British writers who published over 600 children's or juvenile books in her 40-year career. Blyton's most famous series was The Famo...

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Ida Pollock MP (1908 - 2013)

Ida Pollock 12 April 1908 - Ida Crowe was born on 12 April 1908 in Lewisham, Kent, England, UK, the daughter of a single mother and a unknown father, who rumoured to be a Russian duke, who her mother...

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Virginia Woolf MP (1882 - 1941)

Adeline Virginia Woolf (pronounced /ˈwʊlf/; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English author, essayist, publisher, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the f...

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Vita Sackville-West MP (1892 - 1962)

Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962) (Victoria Mary Sackville-West) Garden designer/creater, Gardener, a garden writer The Hon Lady Nicolson, CH (9 March 1892 – 2 June 1962), best known as Vita...

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Doris May Lessing MP (1919 - 2013)

Doris May Lessing CH (née Tayler; born 22 October 1919) is a British writer. Her novels include The Grass is Singing, The Golden Notebook, and five novels collectively known as Canopus in Argos....

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Georgette Heyer (1902 - 1974)

Georgette Heyer (16 August 1902 – 4 July 1974) was a British historical romance and detective fiction novelist. Her writing career began in 1921, when she turned a story for her younger brother ...

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George Eliot MP (1819 - 1880)

Mary Anne (Mary Ann, Marian) Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot , was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading w...

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Dame Daphne du Maurier, DBE (1907 - 1989)

Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning DBE ( /ˈdæfniː duː ˈmɒri.eɪ/; 13 May 1907 – 19 April 1989) was a British author and playwright. Many of...

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Agatha Christie MP (1890 - 1976)

Dame Agatha Christie (born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller) was the best selling mystery author of all time and the only writer to have created two major detectives, Poirot and Marple, as well as having wr...

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Jane Austen MP (1775 - 1817)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction set among the gentry earned her a place as one of th...

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