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November 01, 2018

HAPPY NATIONAL AUTHOR'S DAY

1st November marks Author's Day – a day to celebrate the great pen wielders who painted worlds of fantasy and inevitably shaped the world we live in today.

 

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What better way to celebrate than to indulge in some their favourite foods...
 
Author's Favourite Food
(Photo: Wendy MacNaughton)

 

And what how do they like their coffee you might wonder...

 

Author's favourite drinks
(Photo:  Gianluca Biscalchin)

 

Who would you most like to have coffee with and why?
Let us know in the comments below.

 

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National Author's Day: A Brief History

 

In 1928, the Illinois Women’s Club was meeting once again to enjoy the literary works of some of their most beloved authors, an idea Nellie Verne Burt McPherson had proposed to her fellow club members. Nellie built a career in teaching and has long been a passionate bookworm.  One day,while she was recovering in a hospital in World War II, she wrote a letter to Irving’s Bacheller to express her appreciation for Irving’s "Eben Holden’s Last Day A’ Fishin. To her delight, Irving sent her an autographed copy of one of his other works.

 

Moved by his kind gesture, she was determined that the only way she could honour all Authors was to submit her suggestion of Author's Day to the General Federation of Women’s Club. 20 years later, in 1949, the United States Department of Commerce made it an official holiday that's celebrated globally every year on 1st November.

 

 

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THANK YOU AESOP, ROBERT AND ALEXANDER...
We would like to give thanks to the authors who inspired the birth of Gnome & Bow –World's First Storytelling Bags & Wallets. May your works of art continue to inspire and spread far and wide, regardless of its medium.

 

Check our storytelling collections:

 

(Inspired by Aesop)

 

(Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson)

 

(Inspired by Alexander Dumas)

 


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