On February 13, 1881 Eleanor Farjeon is born in London, England. She was a British author of children’s stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire. Many of her works had charming illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. Some of her correspondence has also been published. She won many literary awards and the Eleanor Farjeon Award for children's literature is presented annually in her memory by the Children’s Book Circle, a society of publishers. She was the sister of the thriller writer Joseph Jefferson Farjeon. Eleanor died on June 5, 1965 in London, England.
On February 13, 1953, Scottish author Elizabeth Macintosh who used the pseudonym Jospehine Tey died. She is best known for her mystery novels. She also wrote as Gordon Daviot, under which name she wrote plays with an historical theme.
Michael Thomas Barry is the author of Great Britain’s Literary Legends. His book can be pre-ordered on Amazon through the following links: