Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder

How many people were started on their life as avid readers by Laura Ingalls Wilder? Young Laura Ingalls Wilder, circa Born in Laura wrote of her early life in a nine book series, beginning with Little House in the Big Woods.

On this day, Feb 18, 1885, Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Mark Twain relaxing on a porch in Dublin, New Hampshire, Taken in the author relaxes in a rocking chair on a porch in Dublin, New Hampshire, smoking a cigar. Source: New York Times photo archive

Detail of a photograph by Lady Ottoline Morrell, with Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff, Virginia Woolf and Jerome K. Jerome, June 1923.

photograph by Lady Ottoline Morrell with Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff Virginia Woolf & Jerome K.

Rumer Godden, portrait for Vogue magazine, 1947

theantidote: “ There is an Indian proverb that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional, and a spiritual . Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time.

Siblings Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, and Adrian Stephen with the family dog.

Virginia Stephens (woolf), her sister Vanessa Stephens (Bell), their brother and look at their dog sleeping!

Rumer Godden.

Rumer Godden in her study at Dove House, Kashmir, 1942

Francoise Sagan.

Francoise Sagan typewriter French author Françoise Sagan tries some one-finger typing at her flat in Paris.

Sylvia Plath interviewing Elizabeth Bowen for Mademoiselle, 26 May 1953.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath * Sylvia Plath interviewing Elizabeth Bowen for Mademoiselle * 26 May 1953

Daphne du Maurier.

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Sylvia Townsend-Warner

Sylvia Townsend Warner was born at Harrow on the Hill, the only child of George Townsend Warner and his wife Eleanora (Nora) Hudleston.

Penelope Fitzgerald.

Review: So I Have Thought of You: the Letters of Penelope Fitzgerald ed by Terence Dooley

Penelope Fitzgerald, the Booker prize winning author who had her first novel published when she was

"We open our mouths and out flow words whose ancestries we do not even know. We are walking lexicons. In a single sentence of idle chatter we preserve Latin, Anglo-Saxon, Norse: we carry a museum inside our heads, each day we commemorate peoples of whom we have never heard." ~Penelope Lively

A room of my own: Penelope Lively, writer

P. H. Newby.

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John Le Carré, es un novelista británico especializado en relatos de suspenso y espionaje, ambientados, en la época de la Guerra Fría.

John Le Carre at his home in London (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)Fifty years ago, in his very first novel, John le Carré introduced a quietly complex character, a British spy named George Smiley.

The language of Huysmans literary works is idiosyncratic and incomparable, but in order to taste genuine flavor of his words, you should know French.  #Huysmans #literature

A web site that aims to provide up-to-date and reliable information about the life and work of the French novelist Joris-Karl Huysmans.

Alain de Botton at home and wondering what the photographer sees?

Alain de Botton at home and wondering what the photographer sees?

SIR ARTHUR QUILLER-COUCH | 'The ginger-haired, freckle-faced doctor’s son from Polperro had a taste for loud check waistcoats and jackets, and became known as "Q". As Chairman of the Cornwall Education Committee (set up as a result of the 1902 Balfour Act), Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch was instrumental in the spread of state secondary education in Cornwall; something we take for granted today.'     ✫ღ⊰n

Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch