You already know that your favourite authors know how to wield a pen when it comes to writing fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, but have you ever read any of their personal writing? We’ve compiled a list of outstanding diarists and correspondents to inspire you to pick up a pen this year.
Francis Kilvert (1840-79) was born near Chippenham, Wiltshire. The son of a clergyman, Francis himself worked as a curate and vicar, before dying of peritonitis shortly after returning from his honeymoon. He wrote and privately published poetry, but it is for his diaries that he is remembered.
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