Literary birthdays in April

April was a busy month for 19th-century birthdays!

Many happy returns are due to Katherine Cecil Thurston, author of Max, who celebrated her 141st birthday on April 18th!

Picture_of_Katherine_Thurston
“It is sacrelige to attempt an analysis of birth or love or death.  Birthdays are acceptable, though.”  – Definitely a real quote

Congratulations also to the wonderful Charlotte Brontë, author of Jane Eyre, on April 21st – the 200th anniversary of her birth!

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte festive copy

Finally, we wish a very merry 201st birthday to Anthony Trollope, author of Phineas Finn and Phineas Redux, which took place on the 25th of April this year.

puddings - leaves from my note-book
To all of our April-born authors: the traditional Dickensian birthday greetings of “happy returns and a pudding”!

 

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