Novelist, considered one of the greatest writers in English, despite it not being his mother-tongue. Born into a noble Polish family in what is now Ukraine. Working on ships he came to Britain in 1878 and learnt English. In 1886 he took British nationality. His works include: 'The secret agent' and 'Heart of darkness'. Died at home near Canterbury.
Person | Male Born 3/12/1857 Died 3/8/1924
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Joseph Conrad, 1857-1924, novelist, lived here. Greater London Council
Mont Blanc restaurant
City of Westminster Site of the Mont Blanc Restaurant where leading writers,...
Playwright, screenwriter, actor and author. Born Leeds. First popular success was 'Beyond the Fringe' at the 1960 Edinburgh Festival, with Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller and Dudley Moore. Since then...
Author and chartist supporter. Born in the High Street, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland. He studied medicine before becoming a newspaper editor. Best known for his work 'Self-Help' which promote...
W. Somerset Maugham
Playwright, novelist and short story writer. Born of British parents in Paris. A recent biographer, Selina Hastings, writes that Maugham "liked sex and he liked a lot of it." "Few good-looking youn...
Author of over 50 delightful novels. Born at 16 Keppel Street. Worked for the GPO (General Post Office) 1834 - 59 and introduced the free-standing postbox ('pillar box') to the UK, an idea stolen f...
“Father of Russian socialism”. Born Moscow into a land-owning family. Had a number of run-ins with the authorities and emigrated for good in 1847. Baron Rothschild assisted him in keeping his...
Person, Literature, Politics & Administration, France, Russia