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Did You Know - Some Facts About Classic Authors


Children's book author Dr. Seuss's real name was Theodor
Geisel. His middle name was Seuss.

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Beatrix Potter, author of Peter Rabbit, had a real pet
rabbit named "Peter". She put Peter on a leash and walked
him through her neighborhood in London.

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Many of Agatha Christie's stories involved people getting
poisoned. She knew so much about chemicals because she
worked in a hospital laboratory during World War II.

Charles Dickens had two pet ravens, both known as Grip.
Upon Grip I's demise, Dickens had his beloved bird stuffed.
These days, Grip can be seen at the Free Library of
Philadelphia's Rare Books Department, where he stands guard
over the Poe and Dickens collections.

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During World War I, Edith Wharton traveled to the Western
Front in France, both to write about the battlefields for
American publications and to help the Red Cross create
hostels and schools for those displaced by war.

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Flannery O'Connor had a special fondness for peacocks,
which she often used in her fiction to represent Christ.
When she returned to live on the family farm as an adult,
she raised an unusually large flock of peacocks, which she
tended to until her death in 1964.

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PinkNC PinkNC 5 years 8 weeks
Great post...thanks :)
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Good tidbits. Thanks!
Beachwalker Beachwalker 5 years 28 weeks
Grandpa!!! :halo:
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Grandpa Grandpa 5 years 28 weeks
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