Fun Facts Friday: Eden Phillpotts

November 4, 2016

Eden Phillpotts (4 November, 1862 – 29 December, 1960) was an English author and poet.

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Books by Eden Phillpotts*

1)      Mr. Phillpotts was born in India.

2)      He wrote 18 novels and 2 books of short stories about Dartmoor, an area of moorland in England.

3)      For many years Mr. Phillpotts was the President of the Dartmoor Preservation Association.

4)      Agatha Christie was a friend of Mr. Phillpotts and an admirer of his work.

5)      Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges was also an admirer.

6)      Widecombe Fair, a novel by Mr. Phillpotts, inspired an annual fair at the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor.

7)     Widecombe Fair was also adapted to a silent movie in 1927 by a young Alfred Hitchcock.

8)      Towards the end of his life, and a long writing career, Mr. Phillpotts started to write science-fiction and fantasy books.

9)      Mr. Phillpotts wrote several plays and was a trained actor.

10)   Two of the plays he wrote with his daughter Adelaide Phillpotts.

Books by Eden Phillpotts*

Zohar – Man of la Book
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