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Georgette Heyer has received an English Heritage Blue Plaque on her childhood home. Revealed by Stephen Fry, who recalled: "I first discovered Georgette Heyer at school and was completely hooked. She is a fabulous, witty writer who captured the life and language of Regency England superbly. I am delighted to see her honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque."
Dame Daphne du Maurier was a British author and playwright. Many of her works have been adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca (which won the Best Picture Oscar in 1941) and Jamaica Inn and the short stories "The Birds" and "Don't Look Now". The first three were directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Simone De Beauvoir Dates: 1908-1986 - Why she rocks: Was a French existentialist philosopher & feminist political activist; wrote many essays, novels & biographies re: political & social issues. Her book The Second Sex, a detailed look at women’s oppression & contemporary feminism. http://psychedelicmandala.tumblr.com/post/15085451735