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Lang, Andrew

Andrew Lang, English scholar and a man of letters and poetry, was born on March 31st in 1844 in Selkirk, Scotland. Lang is best known for his “Fairies collection,” a series of European fairy tales for children titled by different colors, such as The Red Fairy Book and The Violet Fairy Book. Andrew Lang wrote […]


Hunter, Mollie

Maureen Mollie Hunter was born on June 30, 1922, in East Lothian, Scotland. She married Thomas McIlwraith in 1940, but continued to write under the pen name Mollie Hunter. Her books were published throughout the English-speaking countries and she was asked to deliver the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture in 1975. She is well-known for her […]


Grahame, Kenneth

Born on March 8, 1859, Kenneth Grahame lived his childhood in the Highlands of Scotland and in England. His father was an attorney, his great-uncle a poet, and his cousin, Anthony Hope, wrote The Prisoner of Zenda. His branch of the family had to deal with his father’s alcoholism and his mother’s death from scarlet […]


Dalgliesh, Alice

Born October 7, 1893, in Trinidad, Alice Dalgliesh was a woman of letters all her life. The daughter of a Scotsman and an Englishwoman, she grew up with Sir Walter Scott’s novels and her father’s stories of how “Wattie” Scott would visit her great-grandfather and sit in the kitchen exchanging stories. An avid reader, she started […]