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British Writers: A - C

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  • Anna Eliza Bray (1790 - 1883)
    Anna Eliza Bray (born Kempe, afterwards Stothard; 25 December 1790 – 21 January 1883) was an English historical novelist. She also wrote several works of non-fiction. Despite her isolated existen...
  • John Aubrey, FRS (1626 - 1697)
    John Aubrey FRS (12 March 1626 – 7 June 1697) was an English antiquary, natural philosopher and writer. He is perhaps best known as the author of the Brief Lives, his collection of short biographical p...
  • William Byrd, II, "The Black Swan" of Westover (1674 - 1744)
    For more pictures, go to the Media section. William Byrd, sometimes referred to as William Byrd II of Westover to distinguish him from relatives of the same name, was a planter, a surveyor, a membe...
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    Anthony Cowper Bailey (1933 - 2020)
    Anthony Bailey (5 January 1933 – 13 May 2020) was an English writer and art historian. He was evacuated to Dayton, Ohio, in 1940 during World War II. After returning to England in 1944, he attended s...
  • Michael Aris (1946 - 1999)
    Michael Vaillancourt Aris (27 March 1946 – 27 March 1999) was an English historian who wrote and lectured on Bhutanese, Tibetan and Himalayan culture and history. He was the husband of Aung San Suu K...

British Writers: A - C

This project is a place to gather together profiles of British born writers of all genres. Those with bold links have profiles on Geni. Links that are not bold are to other sources.

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  • Kia Abdullah (b.1982) British novelist, writer and columnist.
  • Israel Abrahams (b. London,1858 - 1925) who wrote a number of classics on Judaism, most notably, Jewish Life in the Middle Ages (1896).
  • J. R. Ackerley (1896 - 1967)
  • Theodore Dyke Acland (1851-1931)
  • Valentine Ackland (English Poet 1906-1969)
  • Elizabeth "Eliza" Acton (1799-1859) English Poet and cook
  • Douglas Adams, over 15 millions copies of his books sold in several different languages. He is best known for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.
  • Sarah Fuller Flower Adams (1805-1848) English Poet
  • Joseph Addison (1672 – 1719) English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician.
  • Kay Adshead (b 1954) British actress, poet, and playwright
  • Grace Aguilar (1816 – 1847) English novelist and writer on Jewish history and religion.
  • Joan Aiken
  • Mary Alcock
  • Richard Aldington born Edward Godfree Aldington (1892-1962), English writer and poet.
  • William Alexander
  • Maria Alford
  • Mabel Esther Allan
  • Marian Allen
  • Margery Allingham (1904-1966 English crime writer
  • Gillian Allnutt
  • Laurence Alma-Tadema
  • Elizabeth Frances Amherst (poet)
  • Kingsly Amis
  • Martin Louis Amis
  • John Anderson (1795-1845) writer in Pulo Penang, or prince of wales Island -
  • Jane Anger
  • Christopher Anstey (1724 – 1805) English poet and Essayist
  • Eva Anstruther
  • Michael Arlen (1895 - 1956)
  • Matthew Arnold (1822–1888) British poet and cultural critic
  • Jason Arnopp - novelist and scriptwriter, with a background in journalism. He wrote the 2011 horror feature Stormhouse and has scripted Doctor Who audiobooks and plays for the BBC and Big Finish ranges. In 2012, two of his horror stories, Beast In The Basement and A Sincere Warning About The Entity In Your Home were published for Kindle. He has contributed to BBC Radio 4's Recorded for Training Purposes and Laurence & Gus comedy shows.
  • Daisy Ashford
  • Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (1671 - 1713)
  • Anne Askew (1520/1521 – 1546) English poet and Protestant condemned as a heretic - the only woman on record known to have been both tortured in the Tower of London and burnt at the stake.
  • Mary Astell
  • John Astley, MP (c.1507 - 1595)
  • Judy Astley
  • Diana Athill OBE (born 1917) British literary editor, novelist and memoirist
  • Sir David Frederick Attenborough OM CH CVO CBE FRS FZS FSA (born 1926) English broadcaster and naturalist. Television series Screenwriter, writer and autobiographer
  • Richard Attenborough, Baron Attenborough (1923-2014) -published an informal autobiography entitled Entirely Up to You, Darling in 2008.
  • Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, KG (1883-1967)
  • Mary Anne Atwood
  • Harriet Auber
  • Penelope Aubin
  • Wystan Hugh Auden (1907 – 1973), Anglo-American poet whose works were published as W. H. Auden
  • Jane Austen
  • Katherine Austen
  • Valerie Austin
  • Sir Alan Ayckbourn, CBE Playwright
  • Thomas Harman Ayckbourn (1781-1871) Barrister, author
  • Pam Ayres
  • Shaista Aziz 1978-



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