Sillitoe’s personal calling card, most likely from the 1970s.
ALAN SILLITOE (1928 – 2010)
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’.
Prudhomme’s calling card with lengthy inscription. It is initialled by him on the reverse.
SULLY PRUDHOMME (1839 – 1907)
Prudhomme was the first recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, awarded in 1901.
Daudet’s calling card signed and inscribed by him.
ALPHONSE DAUDET (1840 – 1897)
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’).
Irving’s calling card when he was posted to England in 1831.
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’.