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Life of Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Christie, (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) Agatha Christie was an English writer of crime and romantic novels. She is best remembered for her detective stories including the two diverse characters of Miss Marple and Hercule·

Life of George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin 1856. He was sent to various schools in Dublin but developed a great dislike for the formalised education systems and widespread use of corporal punishment which was prevalent at the time. After working·

Life of Mark Twain

Mark Twain (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910) was an American author, publisher and charismatic humorist. Twain is considered by many to be the ‘Father of American Literature’ – his best-known novels are ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer‘ and·

Life of Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Dostoevsky’s literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmospheres of 19th-century·

Life of Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy was one of the world’s pre-eminent writers becoming famous through his epic novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Towards the end of his life, Leo Tolstoy became increasingly interested in a version of pacifist Christianity·

Life of Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) Victorian novelist who created some of the most memorable characters in English Literature, while also criticising the worst excesses of Victorian society. Novels included Oliver Twist, Great Expectationsand ·
Life of William Shakespeare

Life of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564-1616). English poet and playwright –  Shakespeare is widely considered to be the greatest writer in the English language. He wrote 38 plays and 154 sonnets. Short bio of William Shakespeare William Shakespeare·
Charles Bukowski – Born into this (A biography)

Charles Bukowski – Born into this (A biography)

This documentary chronicles the writer Charles Bukowski, who is as well known for his drinking binges as for his poetry and prose. Using interviews with Bukowski and other footage, filmmaker John Dullaghan tells the story of a man who struggles·