"How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams." Abraham "Bram" Stoker – - Irish novelist, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula.
Joseph de Maistre, French diplomat and writer, born April An intellectual forefather of modern Conservatism. "I don't know what a scoundrel is like, but I know what a respectable man is like, and it's enough to make one's flesh creep.
UKRANIAN author Irene Nemirovsky died in Auschwitz in Her daughter kept her unpublished works for 50 years without reading them but, when released, they became a sensation and now a film. Henry Fitzherbert tells the story of her posthumous success.