Alan Sillitoe

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Sillitoe’s personal calling card, most likely from the 1970s.

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ALAN SILLITOE (1928 – 2010)

British Author

Sillitoe was part of the ‘Angry Young Men’ group of writers who emerged in 1950s, alongside writers like Kingsley Amis and John Osborne. He is principally known for two of his early works, ‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning’ and ‘The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner’.

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Sully Prudhomme

Sully Prudhomme
Prudhomme’s calling card with lengthy inscription. It is initialled by him on the reverse.

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SULLY PRUDHOMME (1839 – 1907)

French Poet

Prudhomme was the first recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, awarded in 1901.

Alphonse Daudet

Alphonse Daudet
Daudet’s calling card signed and inscribed by him.

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ALPHONSE DAUDET (1840 – 1897)

French Novelist

Daudet was a famous 19th Century author who wrote short stories (‘Letters from my Windmill’) novels (‘Fromont and Risler’) and non-fiction (‘In the Land of Pain’).

Washington Irving

Washington Irving
Irving’s calling card when he was posted to England in 1831.

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WASHINGTON IRVING (1783 – 1859)

American Author and Diplomat

One of America’s great early writers. Irving wrote such pieces as ‘Rip Van Winkle’ and ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’.