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Brighton Line - past

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All of these authors had a strong connection to Brighton. They either lived in and around Brighton, were born in the area or wrote books with a strong connection to Brighton and East Sussex.
Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947)Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947)
Author and Occultist, spent his final years in Hastings. Cremated in Brighton
Arnold Bennett (1867 - 1931)Arnold Bennett (1867 - 1931)
Author, lived in Rottingdean
Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898)Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898)
Brighton born illustrator and author
Clementina Black (1853 - 1922)Clementina Black (1853 - 1922)
Author and Womens Rights Campaigner. Born in Brighton.
Edward Carpenter (1844 - 1929)Edward Carpenter (1844 - 1929)
Poet, author and philosopher, born in Hove
Enid Bagnold (October 1889 - 1981)Enid Bagnold (October 1889 - 1981)
Author and Playwright. Lived in Rottingdean
Ivy Compton-Burnett (1884 - 1969)Ivy Compton-Burnett (1884 - 1969)
Author, lived in Hove
Marie Corelli (1855 - 1924)Marie Corelli (1855 - 1924)
Author, convalesced at the Kings Hotel, Brighton
Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835 - 1915)Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835 - 1915)
Author and Actress, lived in Brighton.
William Black (1841 - 1898)William Black (1841 - 1898)
Author lived in Brighton
William Harrison Ainsworth (1805 - 1882)William Harrison Ainsworth (1805 - 1882)
English Historical Novelist, lived in Brighton
Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
Politician, Author and Artist, went to school in Hove
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