• It is 158 years today since Emmuska Orczy was born.

    Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála Orczy de Orczi, or Emmuska, which she preferred to be called, was born in Tarnaörs, Hungary. Her parents were Baron Félix Orczy de Orczi and Countess Emma Wass de Szentegyed et Cege. Both parents were descended from a prominent Austro-Hungarian noble family and related to many others. Félix Orczy was the son of a royal councillor and a well-...

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  • It is 125 years today since Richard Lockridge was born.

    An American journalist and author, born in St. Joseph, Missouri, where he also grew up. After finishing school, he studied at Kansas City Junior College as well as the University of Missouri in Columbia. He curtailed his studies when he was conscripted for military service in 1918, and when – after a short time – he had finished that, he had various jobs such as a shop assistant and a fairground w...

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Författarporträtt av Doyle, Arthur Conan

Doyle, Arthur Conan
1859 - 1930

Scottish author with Irish ancestry, born in Edinburgh. His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, worked as a civil servant, but...

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Lang, Maria
1914 - 1991

Maria Lang is the pen name of the teacher and head mistress Dagmar (Maria) Lange, one of Sweden’s most popular, but also m...

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Marquand, John P.
1893 - 1960

The American author John Phillips Marquand was born in Wilmington, Delaware. His parents were wealthy, but they lost their...

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Moyes, Patricia
1923 - 2000

Patricia Moyes was born Patricia Pakenham-Walsh in Dublin, Ireland. She was educated at Overstone School in Northampton...

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