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Writers From Wales
"Wales is a small country which has produced its share of well-known writers, poets and playwrights. Your challenge is to identify them from my clues."
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This very well known author was born in South Wales where he lived before his many adventures in the North Americas, where he notably encountered 'Three Fingered Jack'.
He became a poet and an author. One line of his poetry is much quoted if misunderstood;
'What is this life, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare'.
So do you know who is the poet and author I have described?
W H Davies
This Cardiff based author I want you to identify wrote many short stories and novels for children and for adults. Many of his books have been made into films and cartoons. If I told you just one of the titles of his works for children, and there were many, you'd guess his identity straightaway. So the only other clue you'll get from me is that he wrote the screenplay for the James Bond movie 'You Only Live Twice'. So who is this author?
Another writer from South Wales. This author was a true giant of his times. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950 although to many he was better know for his contributions to science. So who was this writer, do you know?
T E Lawrence
This poet and playwright I now ask you to identify had an undeniable literary genius but was well liked by only the very few who were prepared to overlook his failings mainly fuelled by drink. His address in Swansea should be clue enough for you '5 Cwmdonkin Drive'. If not, how about these characters he created; 'Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard' or 'Gossamer Beynon', do they allow you to name this author?
The most famous literary achievement of this gallant officer from North Wales was entitled after a quotation taken from the Book of Proverbs in the King James Bible (9:1): 'Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars.'
To identify him you'll need to realise he was more famous for his military exploits during World War I than his writings. Can you identify him?
T E Lawrence
This author was born in South Wales in 1920. He was a very well-known and successful jockey before retiring from racing when he became a journalist and then best selling author of thrillers. So who was he?
Born in Cardiff to an Orthodox Jewish family this authoress, documentary writer and novelist was the winner of the Booker Prize in 1970 for her book 'The Elected Member'. Who was this writer?
This witer was born in Pembrokeshire and became famous for her historical novels, screen plays and general writings. At least two of her works 'Tipping the Velvet' and 'Fingersmith' have been dramatised by BBC TV. Can you tell me who she was?
This author has written spy novels, thrillers and historical books. He was born in 1949 in Cardiff, Wales and was the son of a tax inspector. Can you identify one of the highest selling of all present day Welsh authors?
This author, the final one for you to identify, wrote several novels set in Wales during the Industrial Revolution and the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He was a prolific author writing juvenile historical novels, sequels to his famous successful story of the Morgan family, spy novels and screen scripts. His most famous novel became the basis of an Oscar winning film.
W H Davies
T E Lawrence
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Compiled Jun 28 12