The Greatest British Novels of All Time

The Greatest British Novels of All Time

“The Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer 1387-1400 The author wrote about the journey of 30 pilgrims traveling to Canterbury. Along the way, each tells a story to pass the time. In the prologue, Chaucer writes that he intended for each person to tell two stories on the venture to and fro. However, he never completed his lengthy endeavor. The author hand […]

The Best English Writers in the History of Literature

The Best English Writers in the History of Literature

William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 – April 23, 1616) Born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, the now famous playwright started his career as an actor, writer and then progressed to part-owner of a play company. Before retiring at the age of 49, the “Bard of Avon” created 38 plays, 154 sonnets and two narrative poems. Though speculation continued for centuries as to […]

Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming

Ian Lancaster Fleming, the author best known for writing the James Bond spy novels, was born into a wealthy family and educated at Eton College along with attending the universities in Geneva and Munich. He worked at various jobs before entering the field of journalism. During WWII, Fleming worked for the British Naval Intelligence Division and became involved in planning […]

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

Born Joanne Kathryn Rowling, the famous Harry Potter author grew up in Chepstow and attended Exeter University. While employed as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International, she developed the concept for her beloved characters and stories while riding a train from Manchester to London in 1990. She created the plots for each novel and began writing the first […]


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The Greatest British Novels of All Time

The Greatest British Novels of All Time

“The Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer 1387-1400 The author wrote about the journey of 30 pilgrims traveling to Canterbury. Along the way, each tells a story to pass the time. In the prologue, Chaucer writes that he intended for each person to tell two stories on the venture to and fro. However, he never completed his lengthy endeavor. The author hand […]

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The Best English Writers in the History of Literature

The Best English Writers in the History of Literature

William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 – April 23, 1616) Born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, the now famous playwright started his career as an actor, writer and then progressed to part-owner of a play company. Before retiring at the age of 49, the “Bard of Avon” created 38 plays, 154 sonnets and two narrative poems. Though speculation continued for centuries as to […]

read more

Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming

Ian Lancaster Fleming, the author best known for writing the James Bond spy novels, was born into a wealthy family and educated at Eton College along with attending the universities in Geneva and Munich. He worked at various jobs before entering the field of journalism. During WWII, Fleming worked for the British Naval Intelligence Division and became involved in planning […]

read more

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

Born Joanne Kathryn Rowling, the famous Harry Potter author grew up in Chepstow and attended Exeter University. While employed as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International, she developed the concept for her beloved characters and stories while riding a train from Manchester to London in 1990. She created the plots for each novel and began writing the first […]

read more