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P. L. Travers (1899-1996), author of the Mary Poppins books.

L Travers, author of the Mary Poppins books -- August 1899 – 23 April ( born Helen Lyndon Goff)

"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."  Oscar Wilde

thevictorianlady: “ Oscar Wilde photographed by Napoleon Sarony, These photographs were taken in January of when Wilde had first arrived in America for his year long lecture tour.

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Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 1892 – March also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu. In she was awarded the NobelPrize in Literature, "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces.

Edith Wharton and her dog...wrote one of my personal favorites "Age of Innocence"

Nobody Likes Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. In addition to novels, Wharton wrote at least 85 short stories.

Katherine Anne Porter (1890 - 1980) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist

Katherine Anne Porter - was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist. A brilliant collection of writing.

daphne du maurier   - Rebecca, Jamacia Inn, My Cousin Rachel

Daphne du Maurier

Mary Shepard Knox (1909-2000) was the illustrator of the 7 Mary Poppins books by P.L. Travers. Travers visited the Shepard home in hopes that E.H. Shepard, Mary's father and illustrator of the Winnie the Pooh books and the original "Wind in the Willows," could illustrate the first M.P. book. He was too busy, but while there, she saw a Christmas card that 23-year-old Mary had drawn. Despite her age and recent graduation from art school, Travers hired her despite her publisher's misgivings.

Mary Shepard Knox (1909-2000) was the illustrator of the 7 Mary Poppins books by P.L. Travers. Travers visited the Shepard home in hopes that E.H. Shepard, Mary's father and illustrator of the Winnie the Pooh books and the original "Wind in the Willows," could illustrate the first M.P. book. He was too busy, but while there, she saw a Christmas card that 23-year-old Mary had drawn. Despite her age and recent graduation from art school, Travers hired her despite her publisher's misgivings.

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Travers, the Australian-born writer who spent most of her life in England best known for her "Mary Poppins" books, was born on this date in she died in 1996 at the age of What is your favorite "Mary Poppins" book? Photo courtesy of AP.

Well, some writers must have an ivory tower but I need trouble.  - Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Well, some writers must have an ivory tower but I need trouble. - Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.----If you loved A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, try Maggie-Now. It is another treasure by Betty Smith.

"Samuel Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles, and the Continental Op."

"Samuel Dashiell Hammett - was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles, and the Continental Op.

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway

literatureismyutopia: Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Paris, 1925 Ernest Hemingway and F.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.

Robert Louis Stevenson – was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) presented intriguing insights into the American experience.  Author of more than 40 volumes--novels, short stories, poetry, non-fiction--Wharton had a long and remarkable life.

One of the major figures in American literary history, Edith Wharton presented intriguing insights into the American experience. Author of more than 40 volumes--novels, short stories, poetry, non-fiction--Wharton had a long and remarkable life.

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