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Read them all except the one I haven’t heard of (Raintree County) and my favourite is Gone with the Wind, although I wouldn’t have described it as a coming-of-age novel. More like a war romance with an unhappy ending or a woman’s novel because all the best characters are women…
The one I like least is Wuthering Heights because I can’t bear Heathcliffe. Romantic hero, give me a break…
This week sees the latest instalment in my famous author series. Last week’s post, 7 Famous Authors Who Died Poor, proved to be very popular, receiving approximately 700 page views last weekend. This week’s post is devoted to 7 literary one hit wonders.
Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights (1847)
Emily Brontë, the sister of literary greats Charlotte and Anne Brontë, died at the age of 30, 1 year after the publication of Wuthering Heights. Regarded as a classic of English literature, Wuthering Heights has been adapted for film, television and radio.
Anna Sewell: Black Beauty (1877)
English novelist Anna Sewell was passionate about horses from a young age. But it was not until late in her life that she wrote this equine children’s classic. 50 million copies of Black Beauty have been sold worldwide, making it one of the best-selling books of all time.
Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind…
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