Else Holmelund Minarik

Else Holmelund Minarik (née Holmelund; September 13, 1920 – July 12, 2012) was an American author of more than 40 children’s books. She was most commonly associated with her Little Bear series of children’s books, which were adapted for television. Minarik was also the author of another well-known book, No Fighting, No Biting! Works by …

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William Tyndale

William Tyndale (/ˈtɪndəl/; sometimes spelled Tynsdale, Tindall, Tindill, Tyndall; c. 1494 – c. 6 October 1536) was an English biblical scholar and linguist who became a leading figure in the Protestant Reformation in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known as a translator of the Bible into English, and was influenced by the …

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Caryl Brahms

Doris Caroline Abrahams (8 December 1901 – 5 December 1982), commonly known by the pseudonym Caryl Brahms, was an English critic, novelist, and journalist specialising in the theatre and ballet. She also wrote film, radio and television scripts. As a student at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Brahms was dissatisfied with her own …

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Jacques Barzun

French-American historian known for his studies of the history of ideas and cultural history

Guy de Mauspassant

Works by Guy de Mauspassant: Guy de Maupassant’s Tales of Revenge – A Collection of Short Stories Book by Guy de Mauspassant

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature “as a tribute to his noble, magnificent and versatile poetry, which has always been distinguished by both the freshness of its inspiration and the rare purity of its spirit”. The first Norwegian Nobel laureate, he was a prolific polemicist and extremely influential in Norwegian public life and Scandinavian cultural debate