There are quite a few authors and poets in my family. Some are famous, most are not and none have written the sort of material that you would read to relax. Here are some of my favourites:
Adam Lindsay Gordon, Australian poet, politician and jockey. His bust is in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gordon-8108 My second cousin 4x removed.
Christopher Robin Elrington, historian and editor of the Victoria County History series 1954-1977. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Elrington-114. His brother Alan told me that he was indeed named after AA Milne's Christopher Robin. Alan was very interested in family history and had hoped that his brother would one day have time to look into the family history more deeply but that was not to eventuate.
Charles Richard Elrington, a prolific writer on education and theology. His major work was the collected works of Archbishop James Ussher with a full biography. He did not live to complete all the volumes or his planned re-writing of James Ware's History of the Irish Bishops. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Elrington-13
Clement Caines Elrington seems to have been a lost soul but was the first Elrington to publish in Australia with his poems. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Elrington-29
Louisa Christina Elrington who published as Louisa Clarke Wells on the cause and suffering of fallen women. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Elrington-105 Louisa was my gr gr grandmother's sister and the niece of Clement Caines Elrington. Probably my favourite.
Louisa's niece, my great grandmother Eleanor Anne Hewetson, began her writing career penning anti-war pamphlets in WWI. She write a number of school textbooks, newspaper articles and plays including one which describes the first members of the Elrington family in Australia which has proved to be more accurate than I thought it would be. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hewetson-146 Yes her profile is empty…
William Keith Chambers Guthrie was married to my grandmother's cousin Adele who had been his student at Cambridge University. He published extensively with his major achievement being A History of Greek Philosophy (six volumes). https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Guthrie-2512 a lean profile…
I have been reminded by accessing these profiles that the more recent ones need a lot of work.