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Fun Facts Friday: Astrid Lindgren

Mrs. Lindgren created her most famous character, Pippi Longstocking, after the birth of her daughter Karin to ease her time when she was sick.

Fun Facts Friday: Albert Camus

5) In 1940 Camdus moved to Paris and met Francine Faure, a pianist and a mathematician. The two fell in love and gotthen married that same year. The couple had twins in 1945, Francine would also be part of the Manhattan Project

Fun Facts Friday: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

At first Frankenstein was published anonymously (1818) to scathing reviews (“a tissue of horrible and disgusting absurdity”). A play in 1823 made the story popular and the book appeared in print again (1831), but with significant changes including crediting Mary Shelley with the authorship.

Fun Facts Friday: Moss Hart

Moss Hart (24 October, 1904 – 20 December, 1961) was an American theater directory, playwright and TV personality. Moss Hart was born in New York City to Jewish Immigrants. The Moss family lived in The Bronx. Hart was attached to his Aunt Kate who piqued his interest in theater. Hart got his directorial start in […]

Fun Facts Friday: Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller is father-in-law to actor Daniel Day Lewis, who is married to his daughter Rebecca.

Fun Facts Friday: Harold Pinter

7. Pregnant pauses were Pinter’s best-known literary mannerism, in fact, an awkward silence suggesting menace was coined as “Pinteresque”.The term appears in the the Oxford English Dictionary.

Fun Facts Friday: T.S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot loved Groucho Marx and even wrote him a fan letter and kept his picture on the wall. The two met for a disastrous dinner – Marx wanted to talk poetry, Eliot wanted to talk movies.

Fun Facts Friday: Arthur Rackham

Arthur Rackham (19 September, 1867 – 6 September, 1939) was an English book illustrator whose work is still sought out today. In an era which was called the “golden age” of illustrations, Rackham was one of the most prolific and known illustrators. Instead of “fun facts”, I thought I’d share some of Mr. Rackham’s wonderful work.

Fun Facts Friday: Michael Ondaatje

The protagonist of The English Patient, Hana, is the daughter of the protagonist from an earlier novel Mr. Onadaatje wrote called the In the Skin of the Lion.

Fun Facts Friday: On the Road by Jack Kerouac

The end of the original scroll is a ragged edge where Kerouac wrote “Ate by Patchkee, a dog”, so no one really knows the original ending.

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