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April 22, 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."

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Today's Birthdays:

  • Philip James Bailey (1816-1905), English poet, "a man of one book", Festus
  • Henri la Fontaine (Belgium 1854-1943), 1913 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (International Peace Bureau)
  • Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow (1873-1945), American novelist who depicted life in Virginia (The Descendant; The Romance of a Plain Man; Barren Ground)
  • C.H. (Charles Hubert) Sisson (b. 1914), British writer, poet, translator, civil servant (Art and Action; Christopher Homm; The Case of Walter Bagehot; The Spirit of British Administration)
  • Paula Fox (b. 1923), American children's books author (The Slave Dancer; Poor George; The God of Nightmares; The Eagle Kite)
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