George Eliot, wearing just the sceptical look I like to picture her with
Daphne du Maurier
Beatrix Potter and her border collie.
E Nesbit was one of the first children's writers to combine magic with realism. She influenced C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling.
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) presented intriguing insights into the American experience. Author of more than 40 volumes--novels, short stories, poetry, non-fiction--Wharton had a long and remarkable life.
Louisa May Alcott, author of "Little Women". An amazing writer and a strong, independent woman in her time.
Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind