Carmel 2010-10-11 10:50:03
1. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of the detective Sherlock Holmes, was a doctor.
2.At the age of 12, Charles Dickens was taken out of school and put to work in a factory, pasting labels onto bottles of shoe polish. By the age of 24, he became a famous writer.
3.Hans Christian Anderson's father was a shoemaker and his mother could hardly read.
4.The creator of Peter Pan
, James Barrie, was the son of a weaver. He decided to become a writer when he was only six years old. At that time, his mother was very sick. He used to read books and listen to her stories.
5.Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland
was a mathematics teacher at Oxford University. He told a story to Alice Liddell, a friend's daughter, while on a boat-ride. He came home and wrote the story down and called it Alice in Wonderland