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    Verily Paget (1915 - 2010)
    Verily Bruce Peerage #186039 , Born 12 January 1915 Died 16 July 2010 aged 95 Daughter of Rev. Dr. Francis Rosslyn Courtenay Bruce and Rachel Gurney. Married, firstly, Captain Donald Clive ...
  • Joshua Barnes, antiquarian (1654 - 1712)
    Biography Joshua Barnes FRS (10 January 1654 – 3 August 1712), was an English scholar. His work Gerania; a New Discovery of a Little Sort of People, anciently discoursed of, called Pygmies (1675) ...
  • Veronica Bamfield (1908 - 2000)
    VERONICA BAMFIELD, who has died aged 91, was an intrepid traveller, a colourful writer and an engaging broadcaster. Her taste for adventure was evident when she was living in Baghdad in the 1930s as th...
  • Sabine Baring-Gould (1834 - 1924)
    Sabine Baring-Gould (/ˈseɪbɪn ˈbɛərɪŋ ˈɡuːld/ SAY-bin BAIR-ing GOOLD; 28 January 1834 – 2 January 1924) of Lew Trenchard in Devon, England, was an Anglican priest, hagiographer, antiquarian, noveli...
  • 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 existence, b...

British Writers: A - C

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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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