Novelist and poet. Born Kingsley William Amis in Norbury. His many novels include 'Lucky Jim', 'Take a Girl Like You' and 'The Old Devils'. He also wrote six volumes of poetry, and works of non-fic...
Person, Literature, Poetry
Author and poet. Born Marguerite Ann Johnson in St Louis, Missouri, USA. She died, aged 86 years, on 28 May 2014 at her home in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA. Her body was cr...
Person, Gender Issues, Poetry, USA
Journalist and poet, Born at Gravesend. In 1852 he obtained the Newdigate prize for his first poem, 'The Feast of Belshazzar' ('High on a throne of ivory and gold, From crown to footstool clad in p...
Person, Journalism / Publishing, Poetry, India, USA
Poet, writer and school inspector. Born at Laleham-on-Thames, Middlesex, son of Thomas Arnold. He won the Newdigate prize in 1843 with a poem on Cromwell. Appointed a lay inspector of schools in 1...
Person, Education, Poetry, France, Germany, Netherlands
Poet and dramatist, born Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Moved into Bolton House with her mother and sister in 1791 and lived there until her death. Buried at nearby St John's church, Church Row.
Person, Poetry, Theatre, Scotland
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