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Fun Facts Friday: Arthur C. Clarke

7) He predicted home computers, e-mail, Skype and smart watches (even though we’re still waiting for the space elevator and humans on Mars by 1994).
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Dec 16, 2016

Fun Facts Friday: Jean de Brunhoff

Cécile de Brunhoff’s name was removed from the book, but she is still considered by many to be the creator of Babar...

Fun Facts Friday: You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming

The story was written after the film Dr. No was released, literary 007 gotten some of cinematic Bond’s persona.

Fun Facts Friday: Allen Drury

Advise and Consent spent 102 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1960.

Fun Facts Friday: Earl Biggers

The Charlie Chan movies were so popular in Shanghai, that Chinese movie companies started making their own adaptations.
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Aug 26, 2016

Fun Facts Friday: E. Nesbit

The author is also credited with inventing adventure stories for children.
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Aug 19, 2016

Fun Facts Friday: Edith Hamilton

During her lifetime Ms. Hamilton was "recognized as the greatest woman Classicist."...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Aug 12, 2016

Fun Facts Friday: Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant (5 August, 1859 – 6 July, 1893) was a French writer and a master of short stories. By User Den fjättrade ankan on sv.wikipedia, Public Domain, 1)    ...

Fun Facts Friday: Chester Himes

Chester Himes (29 July, 1909 – 12 November, 1984) was a writer known for his series of Harlem detective novels. By Michael Law – E-mail to, Public Domain, Book...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Jul 29, 2016

Fun Facts Friday: Emma Lazarus

Emma Lazarus (22 July, 1849 – 19 November, 1887) was an American poet known for her 1883 sonnet The New Colossus which is inscribed on a bronze plaque being held by the Statue of Liberty. By T. Johnson – The New York Historical Society [1][2], Pu...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Jul 22, 2016

Fun Facts Friday: Clement Clarke Moore

Mr. Moore was an ardent opponent and protested against the development of the street grid as proposed by the government of New York. He thought it was a conspiracy to increase political patronage and appease the working class.
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Jul 15, 2016

Fun Facts Friday: Charles Reade

Charles Reade (8 June, 1814 – 11 April, 1884) was an English dramatist and novelist. Mr. Read is best known for his novel The Cloister and the Hearth. "Charles Reade," (1872)  illustrated by Frederick Waddy (1848–1901)  WorldCat —

Fun Facts Friday: George Sand

George Sand (1 July, 1804 – 8 June, 1876) was a French novelist and memoirist. By Eugène Delacroix — The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH., Public Domain,...

Fun Facts Friday: Ambrose Bierce

Bierce’s short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, was considered by Kurt Vonnegut as the greatest American short story...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Jun 24, 2016

Fun Facts Friday: John Hersey

John Hersey (17 June, 1914 – 24 March, 1993) was a prize winning American writer. Mr. Hersey is considered to be one of the earliest practitioners of New Journalism. Books by John Hersey His parents were Protestant missionaries, he was born in Tien...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Jun 17, 2016

Fun Facts Friday: Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak (10, June, 1928 – 8 May, 2012) was an American writer and illustrator best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are.
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Jun 10, 2016

Fun Facts Friday: Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg  (3 June, 1926 – 5 April, 1997) was an American poet known for his controversial poem Howl. Mr. Ginsberg was a leading poet in the Beat Generation of the 1950s. By Harvey W. Cohen — (Original uploaded on...

Fun Facts Friday: Herman Wouk

Mr. Wouk said that the two most important influences on his life were his grandfather and the United States Navy...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on May 27, 2016

Fun Facts Friday: Honoré de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac (20 May, 1799 – 18 August, 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. He is known for his novels and short fictional stories and his keen eye for detail. By Nadar — Gallica -
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on May 20, 2016

Fun Facts Friday: Daphne du Maurier

The novels of du Maurier rarely end with a happy ending.
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on May 13, 2016

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