British military officer, prison administrator and author who published more than sixty books during his lifetime. He was also a military historian who wrote extensively about the wars of the 19th century.
English children’s writer whose books have been among the world’s best-sellers since the 1930s, selling more than 600 million copies.
Scottish writer, folklorist and antiquarian particularly noted for his texts on Orkney folklore and history
English children’s author (1783–1824), whose best known work is “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”.
Author and folklorist from Unst, one of the Shetland Islands of Scotland. She also had political interests and was a suffragette.
English writer of children’s stories, whose 1865 book The Brownies gave Agnes Baden-Powell the idea and the name for the junior level of the Girl Guides.
Leonard Malcolm Saville (21 February 1901 – 30 June 1982) was an English author best known for the Lone Pine series of children’s books, published between 1943 and 1978.
18th-century English writer, critic, editor and lexicographer whose Dictionary of the English Language had far-reaching effects on the development of Modern English.
English historical novelist, at one time considered a rival to Charles Dickens.