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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 –, Public Domain, 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, 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, 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 –, Public Domain, 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, 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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