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Kingsley AMIS
(b. 1922 - d. 1995)
English novelist and poet
Anatole FRANCE
(b. 1844 - d. 1924)
French novelist, poet and essayist

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1932-2014

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1925-2014

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1927-2014
   

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April 16, 2014

Literary Landmarks: Ian Fleming's Villa

TheMount Ian Fleming's beloved Jamaican home where he wrote 14 of his famous 007 novels. What Fleming loved most about Goldeneye was the out of doors, nature, the sounds and colors, the peace and drama of living by the sea. He delighted in "the blazing sunshine, natural beauty and the most healthy life I could live."

For more information click here: Ian Fleming's Villa, Goldeneye, or click here for books by Ian Fleming and here for Espionage Fiction.

Today's Birthdays:

  • Aphra Behn (1640-1689), one of the first British women to make a living as an author
  • John Millington Synge (1871-1909), Irish poet and dramatist (The Playboy of the Western World, The Tinker's Wedding)
  • Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), "The Tramp", British actor of the Hollywood Cinema and Silent Film eras, customer of New York's Gotham Book Mart
  • Peter Ustinov (1921-2004), English playwright, novelist, and actor
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