Ooh I Didn’t Know That…..

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Arthur Conan Doyle

Of all these fascinating facts I think my favorite is number one, what your favorite?

1. Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of the Sherlock Holmes stories was a professional ophthalmologist, an eye doctor. Unfortunately medical practices were hard to build and didn’t pay well, so he had to take up writing to make ends meet!

2. Leo Tolstoy wrote a large book called War and Peace before computers and copying machines. His wife had to copy his manuscript by hand seven times.

3. In the book, les Miserable by Victor Hugo there is one sentence that is 823 words long.

4. The first published book ever written on a typewriter was The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Mark Twain used a Remington in 1875.

5. Hans Andersen never ate pork and when staying in hotels always carried a coil of rope with him in case he needed to escape from a fire.

6. The real name of “Dr Seuss” author of 64 children’s books, was Theodor Seuss Geisel.

And finally if you find yourself at a loose end over the Christmas holidays, you might like to check this fact out;

7. Gadsby was written by Ernest Vincent Wright in 1939. The 50,000 word novel doesn’t contain the letter ‘e’

3 thoughts on “Ooh I Didn’t Know That…..

  1. Wow! Those are very interesting. I nearly choked on number 1! Those were the days 🙂 I’m still trying to get my head round that long, long sentence and the whole novel written without the letter e! Happy Christmas 🙂 x

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