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Joan Aiken, novelist, children's author, at a book launch in London, 1987

Russell Ash, author, publisher and compiler of lists, 1975

Jane Austen

Patrick Bade, art historian and lecturer, in connection with his book 'Femme Fatale: Images of Evil and Fascinating Women', 1978

John Betjeman

William Blake

Richard Booth, bookseller and self-proclaimed King of Hay-on-Wye, in his castle at Hay, 1974

Ruth Boswell, author, scriptwriter, film and television producer and publisher, 1978

The Brontë’s

Guy Browning, Guardian writer

John Bunyan

Daniel Defoe

Charles Dickens

Eugene Dubnov, Russian poet and teacher living in England, at a poetry book launch in London, 1987

Richard Edwards, poet and teacher, at a poetry book launch in London, 1987

George Eliot

Zoe Fairbairns, novelist, poet, playwright and journalist, 1967

Philippe Garner, photography expert, author, curator, in his office at Sotheby's in London, 1973 (He is currently at Christie's)

Richard Grunberger, historian and teacher, best known for his definitive 'A Social History of the Third Reich', London 1967

Robert Hardy, actor and writer, in Richmond Park in 1961

Richard Harris, television scriptwriter, 1962

James Herriot, veterinary surgeon and and well-known writer of 'All Creatures Great and Small', outside his surgery in Thirsk where he was known by his real name of Alf Wight, 1980s

Angela Huth, novelist and journalist, at the launch of 'The Island of Children' an anthology of poems for children which she edited, London 1987

Samuel Johnson

Ronald King, author of books on botanical subjects, 1978

Benji Lanyado, Guardian travel writer

DH Lawrence

TE Lawrence

Christopher Loguen, poet, author and pacifist

John Milton

Sir John Mortimer, barrister, author, playwright, creator of Rumpole, at his house in Oxfordshire, 1977

Oscar Muspratt, vicar of Penn, writer

Nigel Nicolson, writer, publisher and politician, at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, 1973

Beatrice Phillpotts, author and expert on faeries, wizards and other mythic beings, 1978

Harold Pinter, in 1968. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005

JB Priestley, novelist, playwright, broadcaster

William Shakespeare

Julian Shuckburgh, book packager and publisher, 1987

Dylan Thomas

Richard Vincent, actor, playwright, director and screenwriter, 1981

Sean Patrick Vincent, Irish playwright, 1962

Derek Walcott, poet, playwright, writer, artist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992, painting at his home in Trinidad, 1969

Roger Woddis, writer, humorous poet, crossword compiler, associated with 'Punch' and Unity Theatre, at a poetry book launch in London, 1987. He died in 1993

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