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Victorian photo of little girl reading a book, 1899. Looks like she's about to say "What?"

1899 lg photo image little girl in chair reading book

L'arrivo a Milano di Oriana (2) - Foto - Oriana Fallaci

L'arrivo a Milano di Oriana (2) - Foto - Oriana Fallaci

Margaret Mitchell reading her book Gone with the Wind

Atlanta’s own Margaret Mitchell, author of "Gone With the Wind"

Penguin Books' Great Food series brings together twenty of the greatest writings on food from the past four hundred years and features a spectacular group of cover designs from Coralie Bickford Smith

Penguin Books' Great Food series brings together 20 of the greatest writings on food from the past 400 years & features a spectacular group of cover designs from Coralie Bickford-Smith.

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sea-passion: “Little blonde girl and cat reading a book together by Agnieszka Filipowska ”

Jane Austen 1775 - 1817 One of the most popular female authors Jane Austen wrote several novels, which remain highly popular today. These include “Pride and Prejudice” “Emma” and “North Hanger Abbey”. Jane Austen wrote at a time,  when female writers were very rare, helping pave the way for future for other young female writers.

The Rice Portrait, believed to be a painting of Jane Austen as a child, painted by Ozias Humphrey , Attribution of the painting is a matter of ongoing debate and is well-documented!

Elizabeth Moon, Author of The Deed of Paksenarrion, Sheepfarmer's Daughter, Trading in Danger, The Speed of Dark, Marque and Reprisal, Command Decision, Engaging the Enemy, Oath of Gold, Victory Conditions, and Divided Allegiance

Elizabeth Moon (literature): Author, The Deed of Paksenarrion, Winning Colors and more.

All of Raymond Feist's books are fabulous, but I especially love the Magician series

Raymond E. A very good author.

Thomas Hardy, photographed in the 1910s  Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English poet and novelist.  His novels are set in Wessex, the ancient name for much of southwest England (now the counties of Dorset (in which Lyme Regis lies), Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon and Hampshire as well as some parts of Berkshire and Oxfordshire).  The novels are tragic, focusing on the trials of individuals whose lives, desires or morals come into conflict with restrictive Victorian society.

Thomas Hardy, OM June 1840 – 11 January was an English novelist and poet.

Pride & Prejudice is 200 years old! Check out my friend's blog, Meditating Mummy, as she celebrates one of the best stories of all time! http://meditatingmummy.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/ode-to-jane-austen-celebrating-200-years-of-pride-and-prejudice/

Ode to Jane Austen – Celebrating 200 years of Pride and Prejudice

SM Store (DVD Section): Jane Austen - "Books cost tree. Watch a movie" / Out of the Box, New Delhi, India

Schiffbruch mit Tiger

Schiffbruch mit Tiger

Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) was a French novelist and playwright. Due to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. He is renowned for his multifaceted characters, who are complex, morally ambiguous and fully human.

Honoré de Balzac French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels collectively entitled La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon.

Why we read aloud AND an example of a how to read aloud!! I love to hear Mem Fox read!

Why we read aloud AND an example of a how to read aloud! I love to hear Mem Fox read!

D.H. Lawrence and Frieda  When Lawrence met his future wife and muse, she was married with three children, which didn't stop them from eloping and spending the rest of their lives together

Lawrence and Frieda When Lawrence met his future wife and muse, she was married with three children, which didn't stop them from eloping and spending the rest of their lives together

Oriana in un orfanotrofio di Saigon nel 1974 - Foto - Oriana Fallaci

Oriana in un orfanotrofio di Saigon nel 1974 - Foto

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