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Anaïs Nin. Author of avant-garde novels in the French surrealistic style, she is best known for her life and times in The Diary of Anaïs Nin.

Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a remarkable woman - a prodigious novelist, dramatist and campaigner for all manner of political reform. A rebellious, cross-dressing, cigar-smoking, scandalously-acting woman writer who lived at a time that was certainly much more of a man's world than today. Chopin was only one of many famous men in her life. After the relationship fell apart, in 1847, he scarcely composed again, before his death two years later.

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Virginia Woolf’s Strange Treatment to Cure Her Mental Illness

"Secondhand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack." Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) Author

Alice Walker is the most brilliant author. Who doesn't remember the first time that they read "The Color Purple"? The film was also nothing short of miraculous. My personal favorite is "The Temple of My Familiar." I literally cried when I finished that novel as I didn't want it to end!

Agatha Christie and her surf board - ‘Agatha Christie on Waikiki beach, Hawaii, 1922. She was travelling with her first husband, Archie, and mastered stand-up surfing, becoming one of the earliest Britons known to do so.’