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Agatha Christie (in centre) Roller-skating on Torquay pier with the Lucy family. c 1911. 'Roller-skating on the pier was a pastime much in vogue. The surface of the pier was extremely rough and you fell down a good deal, but it was great fun.'

Agatha Christie (in centre) Roller-skating on Torquay pier with the Lucy family. c 1911. 'Roller-skating on the pier was a pastime much in vogue. The surface of the pier was extremely rough and you fell down a good deal, but it was great fun.'

Gerald Durrell with his second wife Lee.

Gerald Durrell with his second wife Lee.

Gerald Durrell the great naturalist as a boy with his family on Corfu. Late 1930's.

Gerald Durrell the great naturalist as a boy with his family on Corfu. Late 1930's.

I love that A.A. Milne based Winnie the Pooh books on his real son. Here's the real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin - ca. 1928 National Portrait Gallery

I love that A.A. Milne based Winnie the Pooh books on his real son. Here's the real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin - ca. 1928 National Portrait Gallery

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