Mary Roberts

English natural history author (1788–1864).

Stephen Potter

English writer (1900–1969) best known for his parodies of self-help books. He is remembered particularly for popularising gamemanship, the art of using dubious although not illegal tactics to gain an advantage.

Samuel Johnson

18th-century English writer, critic, editor and lexicographer whose Dictionary of the English Language had far-reaching effects on the development of Modern English.

Jane Taylor

English children’s author (1783–1824), whose best known work is “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”.

Juliana Horatia Ewing

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.

Enid Blyton

English children’s writer whose books have been among the world’s best-sellers since the 1930s, selling more than 600 million copies.

Ernest W. Marwick

Scottish writer, folklorist and antiquarian particularly noted for his texts on Orkney folklore and history

Malcolm Saville

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.