Education & Reference Questions & Answers

Education & Reference Questions & Answers

Who was the English Baron who liked to use of the words “The last” in the titles of his books?

He was Edward George Earle Bulwe-Lytton, first Baron Lytton who was born on May 25, 1803. Although his works were admired by Charles Dickens and were popular in his time, they are not often read today. Four of his most famous books are entitled The Last Days of Pompeii, Rienzi, The Last of the Roman Tribunes, The Last of the …

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Who was Mark Twain?

Mark Twain was the pen name chosen by Samuel Langhore Clemens, author of favourite like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Life on the Mississippi and The Prince and the Pauper. After working as a printer and a Mississippi pilot, he turned to writing, telling with charm and humor to the American people and places he …

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Who was Christopher Robin’s father?

Christopher Robin Milne was the son of Alan Alexander Milne who was born January 18, 1882. It was A A Milne who was responsible for the world-famous books about the fabulous honey-lover Winnie-the-Pooh and Winnie’s close friend, Milne’s own son, Christopher Robin. Christopher Robin first appeared in a book of verse entitled When We Were Very Young in 1924. Prior …

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Who stole the British crown jewels?

You might think nobody would have the skill or the courage to steal something as precious and easily recognizable as the crown jewels. But on 9 may, 1671, a daring Irishman, Colonel Thomas Blood, made a near successful attempt to steal them. Although he and his accomplices were caught and imprisoned in the Tower of London, they were not executed, …

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Who is Ian Fleming’s famous hero, featured in many films?

James Bond. Ian Fleming introduced Bond in his novel Casino Royal which was first published in 1953. Ian Fleming was born May 28, 1908 and educated at Eton Collage and then the military academy, Sandhurst. He worked with the well-known news agency Reuters and later as the foreign manager of a newspaper combine. Among his other Bond novels are Live …

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Who is a flower child?

Flower child originated as a synonym for hippie, especially the idealistic young people who gathered in San Francisco and environs during the 1967 Summer of Love. It was the custom of “flower children” to wear and distribute flowers or floral-themed decorations to symbolize altruistic ideals of universal brotherhood, peace and love. The mass media picked up on the term and …

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Who gave four white feathers to Harry Faversham?

Harry Faversham is the hero of the novel The Four Feathers which was written by Alfred Edward Woodley Mason and first published with great success in 1902. When the story starts Harry Faversham is a young officer in the British army. He is tired of army life and wishes to settle down and marry his fiancee, Ethne Burroughs. Harry is …

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