Category Archives: Novelist

A Life Too Full To Fit – Sake Dean Mahomet

Sake Dene Mahomet is remembered by a monment in the enclosed area at the rear of the church. He was the first Indian to write and publish a book in English, opened the first indian restaurant in London and invented … Continue reading

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James Justinian Morier and the Adventures of Hajji Baba

James Justinian Morier published The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan  in 1824 and followed in 1828 with The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan in England . Satirical novels, they explored contemporary Persian society through he eyes and adventures … Continue reading

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‘The Log of a Jack Tar’; James Choyce 1777 – 1836

“This tale of my adventures, and of my many hardships when a prisoner to the Spaniards in South America, and likewise how I was marched from one end of France to another chained like a wild beast, and treated worse … Continue reading

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Martin Archer Shee (1789 – 1850)

“ A skilful portrait painter, perfect gentleman and atrocious poet” Sir Nicholas Grimshaw PRA 2009 Poet, playwright, novelist and artist, Archer Shee was appointed President of  the Royal Academy in 1830. Of those remembered at the Rest Garden, the importance … Continue reading

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