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Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams

“So long, and thanks for all the fish.” – Douglas Adams Douglas Adams Biography Douglas Noel Adams was born on 11 March 1952 in Cambridge, England, but was brought up in East London as he and his parents, Janet and Christopher moved there when Douglas was only a few months old. Three years after Douglas was born, his mother gave ...

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Louis Braille

Louis Braille

“Live without seeing, but be what you are.” – Louis Braille Louis Braille Biography Born on 4 January 1809, Louis Braille was from a small town called Coupvray, which is about twenty miles to the East of Paris, France. He was the youngest of four children born to Simon-René, who was a leatherer and maker of horse tack and Monique ...

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J. R. R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

“A pen is to me as a beak is to a hen.” – J.R.R. Tolkien. J. R. R. Tolkien Biography John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, known as J.R.R. Tolkien, was born on 3 January 1892 in Bloemfontein in what was then called the Orange Free State but which is now part of South Africa. He is best known for his high ...

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Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling

“A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty.” – Rudyard Kipling. Rudyard Kipling Biography Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born on 30 December 1865 in Mumbai, then called Bombay, in India. John Lockwood Kipling, his father, was a sculptor and pottery designer whereas his mother, Alice, was the daughter of a Wesleyan Methodist minister. After the couple met ...

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Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov

“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…’” – Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov Biography Isaac Asimov is an American author who is perhaps best known for his works in the science fiction genre, particularly relating to works about robots. However, he also dabbled in other genres, such as ...

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H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

“Our true nationality is mankind” – H. G. Wells H. G. Wells Biography H.G. Wells was an English author whose literary career began in the late 19th century and lasted nearly until his death in 1946.  He was considered one of the most prescient of thinkers and writers and his list of hits and misses is impressive. Consider some of these ...

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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

“A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom” – Roald Dahl Roald Dahl Biography Children of all ages from every point on the globe know at least one story by Roald Dahl. Over the course of three decades, he wrote 19 children’s books and earned a reputation as one of the greatest storytellers ...

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H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft

“The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination.” – H. P. Lovecraft H. P. Lovecraft Biography Born on the 20th August 1890, H. P. Lovecraft was a poet and pulp fiction writer who lived and died in near-literary obscurity and poverty.  His life was brief, filled with physical and mental illness, personal ...

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