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British Writers: T - Z

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    Peter Wooldridge Townsend Captain Peter Wooldridge Townsend, CVO, DSO, DFC & Bar (22 November 1914 – 19 June 1995) was a Royal Air Force officer, flying ace, courtier and author. He was Equerry to King...
  • Mary Wroth (1587 - 1651)
    Mary Wroth (1587–1653) was an English poet of the Renaissance. A member of a distinguished literary family, Lady Wroth was among the first female English writers to have achieved an enduring reputation...
  • Hugh Wyndham, 4th Baron Leconfield (1877 - 1963)
    Archibald Wyndham, 4th Baron Leconfield (4 October 1877 – 6 July 1963) was a British peer, politician and author. He succeeded his elder brother as fourth Baron Leconfield in 1952. He was the historian...
  • Gerald Joseph Yorke (1901 - 1983)
    Major Gerald Joseph Yorke (10 December 1901 – 29 April 1983) was an English soldier and writer. He was a Reuters correspondent while in China for two years in the 1930s, and wrote a book China Changes ...
  • Gilbert West (1703 - 1756)
    West (1703–1756) was a minor English poet, translator and Christian apologist in the early and middle eighteenth century. Samuel Johnson included him in his Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets.Biog...

British Writers: T - Z

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.

Names are arranged alphabetically and spread across 6 projects to handle the numbers. (The arrowed buttons below are linked to the other pages).


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  • Jenny Uglow
  • Evelyn Underhill
  • Florence Kate Upton
  • Edward Upward (1903-2009)
  • Alison Uttley born Alice Jane Taylor (1884- 1976)


  • Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
  • Henry Vaughan (1622–1695)
  • Margaret Veley
  • Jules Verne (1828-1905)
  • Frances Parthenope Verney
  • Elizabeth Vesey
  • Dorothy Vicary
  • Salley Vickers
  • Barbara Vine see Ruth Rendell
  • Ernest Alfred Vizetelly (1853-1922)



  • Jane Yardley
  • Ann Yearsley
  • Margaret Yorke
  • E. H. Young
  • William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939) Irish poet
  • Edward Young (1683-1765)
  • Israel Zangwill (1864 – 1926) British humorist and writer.


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