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Fun Facts Friday: Herman Wouk

Mr. Wouk said that the two most important influences on his life were his grandfather and the United States Navy

Fun Facts Friday: Honoré de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac (20 May, 1799 – 18 August, 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. He is known for his novels and short fictional stories and his keen eye for detail. By Nadar – Gallica – http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b103155135/f1.item, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31678884 1)      As an independent thinker, Balzac had trouble adapting to the teaching style in […]

Fun Facts Friday: Daphne du Maurier

The novels of du Maurier rarely end with a happy ending.

Fun Facts Friday: Randall Jarrell

Randall Jarrell (6 May, 1914 – 14 October, 1965) was an American poet, writer and children’s author. By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36707992 1)      Even though he was born in Nashville, TN, Mr. Jarrell spent most of his childhood in Long Beach, Hollywood, CA. 2)      He was a lonely and troubled child, which reflects in his […]

Fun Facts Friday: Bill Blackbeard

Bill Blackbeard (28 April, 1926 – 10 March, 2011) was a founder-director of the San Francisco Academy of Comic Art, a writer, editor, and comic strip collector. By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31636874 Books in which Bill Blackbeard was involved Reporter Kevin Parker said that Bill Blackbeard “saved the American comic strip—all of them.” Mr. Blackbeard […]

Fun Facts Friday: Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding (22 April, 1707 – 8 October, 1754) was an dramatist and novelist from England. Mr. Fielding was knwn for this satires and humor. By Unknown – http://www.flickr.com/photos/23239528@N00/2193013977/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7579904 1)      Together with his half-brother John, Mr. Fielding, then London’s magistrate, created the Bow Street Runners, London’s first police force. 2)      Mr. Fielding […]

Fun Facts Friday: E..Y. Harburg

E. Y. Harburg (8 April, 1898 – 5 March, 1981) was an American songwriter and book author who is mostly known for his hit songs for Hollywood and Broadway <\p> 1)      Born as Isidore Hochberg in New York’s Lower East Side to Jewish immigrants from Russia, he was the youngest of four children (out of 10) […]

Fun Facts Friday: Bella Spewack

Bella claimed to have come up with the idea of selling Girl Scout cookies to raise revenue.

Fun Facts Friday: Stéphane Mallarmé

Mr. Mallarmé’s occupation was an English teacher

Fun Facts Friday: Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams (11 March, 1952 – 11 May, 2001) was an English humorist and dramatist best known for his series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3154283 1)      Mr. Adams had some interesting jobs throughout his life. He was a a bodyguard to oil tycoons from Qatar and cleaning chicken sheds […]

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