Diane Setterfield (born 22 August 1964) is a British author whose 2006 debut novel, The Thirteenth Tale, became a New York Times No. 1 best-seller. It is written in the Gothic tradition, with echoes of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. Her debut novel was turned into a television film.
Sigrid Undset (1882-1949) is one of three Norwegian authors to have received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Undset received the Prize in 1928, for her two series of novels set against the background of medieval Norway in the 13th century: the 3-volume Kristin Lavransdatter, and the 4-volume Olav Audunssønn. New translations by Tiina Nunnally .
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930). British writer of many genres, including mystery, detective, fantasy, science fiction, historical, and nonfiction. Best know for his Stories of Sherlock Holmes and The Lost World.
Georgette Heyer has received an English Heritage Blue Plaque on her childhood home. Revealed by Stephen Fry, who recalled: "I first discovered Georgette Heyer at school and was completely hooked. She is a fabulous, witty writer who captured the life and language of Regency England superbly. I am delighted to see her honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque."