Muriel spark gy titoytequila 1 110R5pR 16, 2011 5 pagcs MURIEL SPARK MURIEL SPARK, was born in Edinburgh in 1918. She was born Muriel Sarah Camberg, the daughter of Sarah Elizabeth Maud and Bernard Camberg an engineer. Her father wasJewish and her mother had been raised a Presbyterian, as was Spark. She was educated at Gillespie•s High school for Giris (1 923 – 1935). The family lived in the Bruntsfield area of Edinburgh. In 1934- 35 she took a course in «Commercial correspondence and précis writing» at Heriot-Watt College. She taught English for a brief time nd then worked as a secretary in a department store.
On 3 September 1937 she married Sidney Oswald Spark, and soon followed him to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Their son Robin was born in July 1938. Within months she discovered that her husband was manic de ressive and rone to violent outbursts. Swpeto page In 1940 Muriel left Kingdom in early 19 London; years later t fictional May of Teck worked in Intelligenc rned to the United ors _ at e Helena Club in piration for the er Means. She orld War II. She provided money at regular intervals to support her son as he toiled unsuccessfully over the years.
Spark maintained it was her intention for her family to set up home in England, but Robin returned to Britain with his fa father later to be brought up by his maternal grandparents in Scotland A poet and novelist, she wrote short stories, radio plays, children’s books, reviews and essays, as well as critical biographies of nineteenth century literary•. Her early career was one of grinding poverty and hard work, writing poems and essays for literary magazines in London. Eventually she was forced to leave, choosing to be fired and therefore paid as opposed to resigning without payment.
In all this time she had a small son to support with the help of her parents in Scotland. Best known for her many concise and witty novels. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Memento Mori, The Girls of Slender Means, Symposium, Loitering with Intent and A Far Cry from Kensington are sorne among many other successful titles. ROALD DHAL ROALD DHAL- Was born in Wales in 1916, to Norwegian parents, Harald Dahl (from Sarpsborg, Dstfold) and Sofie Magdalene Dahl «née» Hesselberg. Dahl’s family moved from Norway and settled in Cardiff in the 1880s. Roald was named after the polar explorer
Roald Amundsen, a national hero in Nonnay at the time. He spoke Norwegian at home with his parents and sisters. Dahl and his sisters were christened at the Norwegian Church, Cardiff, where their parents worshipped. When Roald was three, his seven-year-old sister, died_ About a month later, his father died. Dahl’s mother decided not to return to, but to remain in the UK since it had RI_IFS later, his father died. Dahl’s mother decided not to return to, but to remain in the UK since it had been her husband’s wish to have their children educated in British schools.
Dahl first attended The Cathedral School, Llandaff. At the age of eight, he and four of his friends were caned by the headmaster after putting a dead mouse in a jar of sweets at the local sweet shop, which was owned by a ‘mean and loathsome’ Old woman called Mrs. Pratchett (wife of blacksmith David Pratchett). This was known amongst the five boys as the ‘Great Mouse Plot of 1923’. This was Roalds own idea. His parents had wanted Roald to be educated at an English public school and at the time, due to a then regular boat link across the Bristol Channel, this proved to be the
Dahl’s first published work, inspired by a meeting with C. S. Forester, was i’Shot Down Over Libya». Its title was inspired by a highly inaccurate and sensationalized article about the crash that blinded him, which claimed he had been shot down instead of simply having to land due to Iow fuel. His first children’s book was «The Gremlins». The book was commissioned by Walt Disney for a film that was never made, and published in 1943. Dahl went on to create some ofthe best-loved children’s stories of the 20th century, such as «Charlie and the Chocolate Factory», «Matilda» and «James and the Giant Peach».
Roald Dahl died in November 1990 at the age of74 of a rare b 31_1fS «James and the Giant Peach’ . Roald Dahl died in November 1990 at the age of74 of a rare blood disease, at his home, Gipsy House in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. MITCH ALBOM MITCH ALBOM is an internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold over 28 million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-one territories and in forty-two languages around the world; and have een made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed television movies.
Mitch was born on May 23, 1958 in Passaic, New Jersey. Mitch grew up wanting to be a cartoonist before switching to music. He taught himself to play piano, and played in bands, including The Lucky Tiger Grease Stick Band, throughout his adolescence. After attending high schools in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, he left for college after his junior year. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1979 at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, majoring in sociology, but stayed true to his dream of a life in music, and pon graduation, he worked for several years as a performer, both in Europe and America.
One of his engagements during this time included a taverna on the Greek island of Crete, in which he was a featured American performer who sang Elvis Presley and Ray Charles songs. He also wrote and produced the recording of several songs. In his early 406 S Ray Charles songs. He also wrote and produced the recording of several songs. In his early 20’s, while living in New York, he took an interest in journalism and volunteered to work for a local weekly paper, the Queens Tribune.
He eventually returned to graduate school, earning a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School ofJournalism, followed by an MBA from Columbia Universitys Graduate School of Business. During this time, he paid his tuition partly through work as a piano player. Tuesdays with Morrie is the chronicle of Mitch’s time spent with his beloved professor. As a labor of love, Mitch wrote the book to help pay Morrie’s medical bills. It spent four years on the New York Times Bestseller list and is now the most successful memoir ever published.
His first novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, is the most successful IJS hardcover first adult novel ever. For One More Day debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller List and spent nine months on the list. In October 2006, For One More Day was the first book chosen by Starbucks in the newly launched Book Break Program, which also helped fight illiteracy by donating one dollar from every book sold to Jumpstart. His most recent, Have a Little Faith, was released in September 2009 and selected by Oprah. com as the best nonfiction book of 2009. SÜFS