Mary Shelley, a writer, was born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin on August 30, 1797, in London, England. Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day. Made a widow at age 24, Mary Shelley worked hard to support herself and her son. She wrote several more novels, including Valperga and the science fiction tale The Last Man (1826). Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Biography and Profile.
Candice Carty-Williams was born in 1989. In 2016, she created and launched the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize, a prize that aims to find, champion and celebrate black, Asian and minority ethnic writers. She also contributes regularly to Refinery29 and i-D. Carty-Williams wrote the ‘Queenie’ book. Read Candice Carty-Williams Biography and Profile.
Duchess Sarah Margaret Ferguson was born on October 15, 1959, in London, England. The second daughter of Major Ronald Ivor Ferguson. It was the Princess of Wales who invited Sarah Ferguson to the Royal Ascot in 1985, with the intention of introducing her to her brother-in-law, Prince Andrew. Diana may take a better picture, but Fergie is more fun. Read Sarah Margaret Ferguson Biography and Profile.
Roald Dahl, the British Novelist, Writer, Poet, Screenwriter, was born on September 13, 1916. He was the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and he composed 19 children’s books. Dahl claimed that children have a cruder sense of humor than adults, and that he was merely trying to appeal to his readers. In 1953 he published the best-selling story collection Someone Like You and married actress Patricia Neal. Read Roald Dahl Biography and Profile.