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Charles Dickens * Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth on the 7th of February 1812.

* Charles died of a stroke while having dinner with his daughter.

* Dickens had a sad and poor childhood, which his books reflect. He intended to improve the lives of the poor by writing of their hardships.

* Charles' parents were John and Elizabeth Dickens.

“Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” Arthur Conan – Doyle

* He was married twice, and his first wife died of tuberculosis.

- Conan Doyle's middle name is Ignatius.

* The character of Sherlock Holmes is largely based upon one of Conan Doyle's lecturers at the University of Edinburgh named Joseph Bell.

* He tried his own hand as a detective most notably in the cases of George Edalji and Oscar Slater.

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”

Emily Brontë

* On December 19, 1848, Emily Brontë died of tuberculosis

* She was the only one of the Brontë children to be given a middle name.

* Emily worked as a governess and a schoolteacher.

* Emily went to a school for clergymen’s kids when she was six with her three older sis­ters. How­ever the two old­est died due to the harsh con­di­tions at the “school”.

“If he loved you with all the power of his soul for a whole time, he couldn’t love you as much I do in a single day.”

C.S Lewis

* Between 1931 and 1962 he published 34 books.

* He developed an interest in modern languages, mastering French, German, and Italian.

* His first major work, The Pilgrim's Regress (1933), was about his own spiritual journey to Christian faith.

* His death, which occurred on November 22, 1963—the same day President Kennedy was assassinated.
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