George Gordon Byron a.k.a Lord Byron was an English poet and major figure in the Romantic movement. Considered to be one of the greatest and most influential English poets, some of his best-known works include Don Juan and She Walks in Beauty.
In Don Juan, which is a long narrative poem, he says:
Anthony Trollope was an English novelist who lived from 1815 – 1882, i.e. during the Victorian Era. Some of his most notable works include The Barsetshire novels, The Way We Live Now and Phineas Finn (the 2nd of the Palliser novels). Trollope was known for creating a “steady, consistent vision of the social structures of Victorian England,” and this was reflected in his fiction.
On writing, he said:
Judy Blume, born Judith Sussman, is an American writer known for children’s books and young adult fiction. On writing, she says:
Ann Patchett is an American author who received both the PEN/Faulker award and Orange Prize for Fiction in the same year for Bel Canto, her fourth novel.
On writing and afternoon tea, she says:
Jules Renard, a.k.a Pierre-Jules Renard, was a French writer best known for Poil de Carotte, later published as Carrots in English, an ironic account of his childhood where “grim humour conceals acute sensibility.”
On writing, he says:
Kate DiCamillo is an award-winning American author who writes for both children and adults. She likes to think of herself as a storyteller. Some of her most popular novels include Because of Winn-Dixie, Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux.
On writing, she says:
It’s the 4th of July. You know what that means? America’s Independence Day!