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June 14 Judith Kerr

Happy Birthday Judith Kerr! Judith Kerr – Born June 14, 1923 – U.K. writer and illustrator – The Tiger Who Came to Tea (1968) Read about Judith Kerr here and here The backstory of The Tiger Who Came to Tea … Continue reading

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LitBirthday Judith Jones

Happy Birthday Judith Jones! Judith Jones (born March 10, 1924) – U.S. editor and writer Read the Wikipedia article about Judith Jones here Read about Judith Jones relationship with cookbooks and Julia Child here and here

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March Litbirthdays

March March 1 Ralph Ellison Akutagawa Ryūnosuke Shantabai Kamble March 2 Janos Arany Evgeny Baratynsky Metta Victoria Fuller Victor (Seeley Regester)   March 3 Yury (Karlovich) Olesha George Miller (George Miliotis) Caroline Lamarche March 4 Robert Orben Miriam Makeba Khaled … Continue reading

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September 15 – Agatha Christie

Happy Birthday Agatha Christie! Agatha Christie (born September 15, 1890) U.K. author of detective fiction – The Hollow (1946) Read about Agatha Christie here and here Watch a documentary about Agatha Christie’s mysterious disappearance in December 1926 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUmbf2fMF5M Watch a … Continue reading

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September 6 – Robert Pirsig

Happy Birthday Robert Pirsig! Robert Maynard Pirsig – born September 6, 1928 – philosopher, novelist (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, 1974) Read the Wikipedia article about Robert Pirsig Read a 2006 Guardian article about Robert Pirsig: Twenty-six years, and several … Continue reading

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September LitBirthdays

September September 1 Nelson George James Reaney Eleanor Hibbert (aka Victoria Holt Lily Tomlin September 2 Tim Key Tom Glazer William C. Rhoden Tetsuo Hara 原 哲夫 September 3 Eduardo Galeano Naomi Lewis Mahjoor (Ghulam Ahmad) Mort Walker Spike Feresten … Continue reading

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Old Books of the Month

The play’s the thing… Look for DempseyBooks used books on Amazon.com It’s Buy or Bygone: Books not sold sooner will be thrown out later. Building a Character by Constantin Stanislavski Six Modern American Plays Includes: Mister Roberts, The Glass Menagerie, … Continue reading

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