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In the world of literature, authors have left an indelible mark through their words and stories

Background imageAuthor Collection: Cicero (From a Bust)

Cicero (From a Bust)
MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO Roman statesman and author

Background imageAuthor Collection: Bronte Sisters by Patrick Branwell Bronte

Bronte Sisters by Patrick Branwell Bronte
circa 1834: English writers Anne, Emily and Charlotte Bronte. Original Artwork: Painting by their brother, Patrick Branwell Bronte who painted himself among his sisters

Background imageAuthor Collection: Sergius Stepniak

Sergius Stepniak
SERGIUS STEPNIAK Russian nihilist, author of Underground Russia etc. self-exiled to England, lived in Bedford Park, London. Date: 1852 - 1895

Background imageAuthor Collection: Baldassare Castiglione (1478-1529). Count of Casatico. Renai

Baldassare Castiglione (1478-1529). Count of Casatico. Renai
Baldassare Castiglione (1478-1529). Count of Casatico, was an Italian courtier, diplomat, soldier and prominent Renaissance author. Portrait by Raphael (1483-1520). Louvre. Paris. France

Background imageAuthor Collection: Winston Churchill - Giving the V for Victory sign

Winston Churchill - Giving the V for Victory sign
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) - Giving the V for Victory sign. Churchill was Prime Minister of the United Kingdon from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Date: circa 1940

Background imageAuthor Collection: Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia
British archaeologist, soldier, intelligence officer and writer, Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935), known as Lawrence of Arabia. Seen here in RAF uniform on a Brough Superior SS100 motorbike

Background imageAuthor Collection: Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein
American composer Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990), writer of symphonic music as well as Broadway shows. (Photo by Erich Auerbach/Getty Images)

Background imageAuthor Collection: Anton Lavey

Anton Lavey
ANTON SZANDOR LAVEY self-anointed High Priest of the Church of Satan, author of The Satanic Bible etc

Background imageAuthor Collection: W Churchill Gives V Sign

W Churchill Gives V Sign
WINSTON CHURCHILL British statesman and author Gives the V-sign in 1940

Background imageAuthor Collection: Benjamin Lay, c. 1750-1758. Creator: William Williams

Benjamin Lay, c. 1750-1758. Creator: William Williams
Benjamin Lay, c. 1750-1758

Background imageAuthor Collection: Tesla Coil - Twain

Tesla Coil - Twain
TESLAs COIL Author Mark Twain holds a loop over a resonating coil : high- tension current passes through his body before it brings the lamps to incandescence

Background imageAuthor Collection: Flying Officer W E Johns - Biggles stories in Modern Boy

Flying Officer W E Johns - Biggles stories in Modern Boy
Advertisement in The Modern Boy magazine for the forthcoming series of stories written by Flying Officer W. E. Johns concerning the wartime adventures of Captain James Bigglesworth

Background imageAuthor Collection: Daphne du Maurier in Fowey

Daphne du Maurier in Fowey
Daphne du Maurier (1907 - 1989), English writer and novelist, author of Rebecca and Jamaica Inn, pictured looking rather dashing while smoking a pipe

Background imageAuthor Collection: Winston Churchill / World

Winston Churchill / World
WINSTON CHURCHILL British statesman and author

Background imageAuthor Collection: Jane Austen - English novelist

Jane Austen - English novelist
Jane Austen (1775-1817) - English novelist. Date: circa 1811

Background imageAuthor Collection: Daphne Du Maurier

Daphne Du Maurier
DAPHNE DU MAURIER English writer and novelist, author of " Rebecca" and " Jamaica Inn" pictured at her home Menabilly, in Fowey, Cornwall

Background imageAuthor Collection: Oscar Wilde - Wilde Thing - T-shirt / poster print design

Oscar Wilde - Wilde Thing - T-shirt / poster print design
Oscar Wilde portrait - T-shirt / poster print design WILDE THING

Background imageAuthor Collection: John Ruskin, 1853-1854, (1944). Creator: John Everett Millais

John Ruskin, 1853-1854, (1944). Creator: John Everett Millais
John Ruskin, 1853-1854, (1944). Portrait of English artist, critic and author John Ruskin (1819-1900), by his friend John Everett Millais

Background imageAuthor Collection: Anton Chekhov in 1900

Anton Chekhov in 1900
ANTON CHEKHOV Russian writer, author of Three sisters, Seagull, Cherry orchard, Uncle Vanya and more, photographed at Yalta in 1900

Background imageAuthor Collection: M. R. JAMES

M. R. JAMES
MONTAGUE RHODES JAMES Biblical scholar, and author of arguably the finest ghost stories ever written

Background imageAuthor Collection: Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia
British archaeologist, soldier, intelligence officer and writer, Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935), known as Lawrence of Arabia, in traditional Arab costume

Background imageAuthor Collection: Bigbury-on-Sea - The Burgh Island Hotel Tractor

Bigbury-on-Sea - The Burgh Island Hotel Tractor
Transportation in the Sea Tractor over to the Burgh Island Hotel, Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon, allowing guests to travel to/from the mainland at High Tide

Background imageAuthor Collection: Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte
circa 1840: English novelist Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855). Original Artwork: Portrait by Thompson. (Photo by Rischgitz/Getty Images)

Background imageAuthor Collection: EBOLI, Ana Mendoza de la Cerda, princess of (1540-1592)

EBOLI, Ana Mendoza de la Cerda, princess of (1540-1592). Spanish dame of the court of Philip II. Portrait by an anonymous author. Painting. Private Collection

Background imageAuthor Collection: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie
Crime author, Agatha Christie (1890-1976)

Background imageAuthor Collection: George Eliot, c1850, (1942). Creator: Francois d Albert Durade

George Eliot, c1850, (1942). Creator: Francois d Albert Durade
George Eliot, c1850, (1942). Portrait of British author George Eliot (1819-1880), born Mary Ann Evans. Painting in the National Portrait Gallery, London

Background imageAuthor Collection: The City Hotel, Freetown, Sierra Leone

The City Hotel, Freetown, Sierra Leone
The City Hotel, Sierra Leone, made famous by author Graham Greene. Now demolished. The hotel was first mentioned in Greenes 1936 book Travel Without Maps

Background imageAuthor Collection: Daphne du Maurier at their Cornish home, Menabilly, 1945

Daphne du Maurier at their Cornish home, Menabilly, 1945
Author and playwright Daphne du Maurier(1907-1989) relaxing in her study at her Cornish home Menabilly in 1945. Date: 1945

Background imageAuthor Collection: Vita Sackville-West

Vita Sackville-West

Background imageAuthor Collection: Hilltop, Sawrey, near Ambleside, the home of Beatrix Potter, famous author of childrens books

Hilltop, Sawrey, near Ambleside, the home of Beatrix Potter, famous author of childrens books, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAuthor Collection: Benjamin Disraeli / Sketch

Benjamin Disraeli / Sketch
BENJAMIN DISRAELI 1st Earl of Beaconsfield English politician and author

Background imageAuthor Collection: Charlotte Bronte, English novelist, 1850. Artist: George Richmond

Charlotte Bronte, English novelist, 1850. Artist: George Richmond
Charlotte Bronte, English novelist, 1850. Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) was the author of Jane Eyre (1847), Shirley (1849), and Vilette (1852). From the National Portrait Gallery, London

Background imageAuthor Collection: Saint John of the Cross, (1542-1591). Spanish mystic. The A

Saint John of the Cross, (1542-1591). Spanish mystic. The Ascent of Mount Carmel. It was composed between 1581-1585. Engraving. Edition of 1694, Madrid

Background imageAuthor Collection: Famous Greek poets and philosophers

Famous Greek poets and philosophers
Illustration of a famous Greek poets and philosophers

Background imageAuthor Collection: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie
circa 1925: English novelist Agatha Christie (1891 - 1976). (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Background imageAuthor Collection: Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Gaskell
English novelist and biographer of Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, nee Stevenson, (1810 - 1865). Original Artwork: Drawing by George Richmond. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageAuthor Collection: John Milton, English poet

John Milton, English poet
John Milton (1608-1674), English poet. Milton was born in London and was educated at St. Pauls School and at Christs College, Cambridge

Background imageAuthor Collection: Hegel

Hegel
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Digitally colored halftone reproduction of a painting by Selbers

Background imageAuthor Collection: The Ploughman (Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy at the Plough), 1887, (1965). Creator: Il ya Repin

The Ploughman (Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy at the Plough), 1887, (1965). Creator: Il ya Repin
The Ploughman (Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy at the Plough), 1887, (1965). Portrait of Russian author Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) as a ploughman. Painting in the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Background imageAuthor Collection: Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch
Anglo-Irish prize winning novelist, playwright and philosopher, Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999). (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Background imageAuthor Collection: PIUS V, Saint (1504-1572). Pope (1566-1572)

PIUS V, Saint (1504-1572). Pope (1566-1572). Portrait by an anonymous author. Italian school. Painting

Background imageAuthor Collection: Leo Tolstoy and Ilya Repin

Leo Tolstoy and Ilya Repin
Ilya Yefimovich Repin (1844-1930), Russian painter of the Peredvizhniki (The Wanderers) artistic school with, Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), (left), at the writers house in 1907. Date: 1907

Background imageAuthor Collection: Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allen Poe. Engraved reproduction of a 19th-century daguerrotype

Background imageAuthor Collection: Charlotte Bronte / Author

Charlotte Bronte / Author
CHARLOTTE BRONTE British author

Background imageAuthor Collection: W Churchill / In Doorway

W Churchill / In Doorway
WINSTON CHURCHILL British statesman and author Stands in a doorway in 1940

Background imageAuthor Collection: Guy de Maupassant, French writer

Guy de Maupassant, French writer
Guy de Maupassant ( Henri Rene Albert Guy de Maupassant ), French writer of novels, short stories and poems

Background imageAuthor Collection: John Calvin (15091564). French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation

John Calvin (15091564). French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation
John Calvin (1509-1564). French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation. Colored engraving

Background imageAuthor Collection: Graham Greene

Graham Greene
14th August 1954: English novelist and playwright Graham Greene (1904-1991). Original Publication: Picture Post - 7239 - Graham Greene - pub. 1954 (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Getty Images)



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In the world of literature, authors have left an indelible mark through their words and stories. From the Bronte Sisters, who brought us timeless classics like Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, to Benjamin Lay, a lesser-known author but a prominent abolitionist in the 18th century. We cannot forget Lawrence of Arabia, whose memoirs shed light on his extraordinary adventures in the Middle East. And then there's Winston Churchill, not only known for his political prowess but also for giving us the iconic V for Victory sign during World War II. Anton Lavey may be controversial as an author and founder of the Church of Satan, but he undeniably made waves with his writings. Leonard Bernstein's compositions continue to captivate audiences worldwide with their melodic brilliance. Flying Officer W E Johns took us on thrilling adventures through his Biggles stories in Modern Boy magazine. Meanwhile, Beatrix Potter enchanted generations with her charming children's books set amidst the picturesque landscapes of Hilltop in Sawrey. Daphne du Maurier mesmerized readers with her haunting tales such as Rebecca and Jamaica Inn while Nikola Tesla fascinated both Mark Twain and countless others with his groundbreaking inventions like the Tesla Coil. These authors shaped our literary landscape and ignited our imaginations. Whether they resided in grand estates or humble abodes like Daphne du Maurier at Menabilly in Cornwall, their creativity knew no bounds. Their legacies endure through their works that continue to inspire readers across time and place.