(Born 1934 in Lancing, West Sussex)
He was a journalist, writer of short stories, poet and broadcaster. His poem the Fox on a Barn Door is about his view of the countryside of Sussex.
(Born 1928 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire)
Jane Grigson was an English cookery writer. She wrote her first book Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery in 1967 and went on to write many more cookery books.
(Born 1925 in Penllergaer, Swansea)
An honorary member of the Royal Society, Maddox wrote a number of works on science. Most recently published was What Remains to Be Discovered,other works include Beyond the Energy Crisis, The Doomsday Syndrome and Revolution in Biology.
(Born 1924 in Rye, East Sussex)
She became a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1999, for her services to literature. Her well know early works include The Whispering Mountain and Black Hearts in Battersea. Over the year she has written, plays and poems, period and modern novels, supernatural and magic works, non-fiction and worked with illustrators on picture books.. In all she wrote more than a hundred piece, and readers of her works gained many new friends.
(Born 1913 in Horsham, West Sussex)
Innes was a prolific novelist with around thirty titles to his name. He also wrote childrens books and non fiction on travel.
(Born 1912 in Englefield Green, Surrey)
She was without doubt a very popular writer of fiction, Wesley had her last novel Part of the Furniture published in 1997 at age at age 85. It was about a girls life story moving to the West Country and finding her independence and not being just part of the furniture.
(Born 1907, London)
A scholar and prolific author of works on Elizabethan, Shakespearean and other theatre.
(Born 1889 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire)
She is the writer of the Mary Thomas Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches, Book of Knitting Patterns), Embroidery Book, Knitting Book and Teach Yourself Embroidery. Dispute publishing all her works back in the 1930s, she is well respected now. Just goes to show that some thing do not need to change.
(Born 1888 in Sixmilecross, Tyrone)
Marshall was a prolific author, broadcaster and Presbyterian Minister from Sixmilecross. He had a great knowledge of Mid Ulster English and wrote Ulster Sails West, about Ulster people settling in America.
(Born 1878 in Ledbury, Herefordshire)
Appointed Poet Laureate by George V in 1930 and remained so until 1967. Masefield wrote plays, novels, poetry, autobiographies and non-fiction.
(Born 1874 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire)
Churchill was a prolific painter and writer. You can see many of his works at Chartwell in Kent, where he lived and worked for many years. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.
(Born 1859 in Edinbrgh, Edinburgh)
A rather famous Scottish writer. Perhaps best known for crime fiction novels about a detective named, Sherlock Holmes. He was a prolific writer of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, historical novels and plays.
(Born 1847, Antrim)
Physician and author of books on Irish poets and poetry, lessons in English literature, biographies and history.
(Born 1846 in Brodick, North Ayrshire)
She often wrote under the pseudonym of Jeanie Hering and was a prolific writer of fiction. She also wrote non-fiction, mostly about dogs.
(Born 1843 in Mayfair, London)
Gertrude Jekyll, a pioneer of the Arts and Crafts Movement, transformed garden design with her innovative use of color and form. In collaboration with architect Edwin Lutyens, she created iconic estates like Hestercombe. A prolific writer, Jekylls influence extended beyond gardens to empower women in horticulture.
(Born 1837 in Denholm, Scottish Borders)
Murray was the editor of the Oxford English Dictionary between 1879 and his death in 1915. It is interesting to note that he left school at 14 because his parents could not afford the school feel.
(Born 1805 in Durham, Durham)
Robert Surtees was an English novelist and sporting writer. He began writing for the Sporting Magazine before he started out on his own on the New Sporting Magazine in 1831. He went on to write novels and create comic personalities. One example of his work is Mr Sponges Sporting Tour which was written in 1853.
(Born 1777 in Leith, Edinburgh)
He was a well respected doctor who wrote a number of books on the Larynx (voice box) and childhood diseases.
(Born 1753 in Mickley, Northumberland)
An engraver, writer and illustrator.
(Born 1745 in Chichester, West Sussex)
Schooled at Eton and Cambridge, Hayley was the biographer of William Cowper the English poet.
(Born 1743 in Erddig, Wrexham)
A writer who focused on genealogy.