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Arnold Bennett

Arnold Bennett  

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(1867–1931)British novelist, playwright, and critic.Bennett was born in Hanley in the Potteries, the son of a solicitor. In 1888 he went to London as a solicitor's clerk, a profession he soon ...
Dinah Maria Craik

Dinah Maria Craik  

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(1826–87)Née Mulock, a prolific writer of novels, poems, children's books, fairy‐tales, essays, and short stories. Born in Hartshill, Staffordshire, she received some education at Brampton House ...
H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells  

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(1866–1946)British novelist and social philosopher.Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, the son of an unsuccessful tradesman and a lady's maid. As the result of a boyhood accident he became an omnivorous ...
Peter Whelan

Peter Whelan  

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(1931– ),dramatist, born in Staffordshire, the area that provides the setting for two of his plays, Clay (1983) and The Bright and Bold Design (1991), about the Stoke‐on‐Trent pottery industry in the ...
Staffordshire

Staffordshire  

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Is one of the counties most affected by the industrial revolution. The county town has never dominated the shire. In pre‐Conquest days, it was overshadowed by Tamworth and Lichfield, in modern times ...
Stoke‐on‐Trent

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City and county district on the River Trent, nw Staffordshire, w central England. Stoke is the centre of the

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