Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 - March 6, 1888)
Louisa May Alcott was born in Pennsylvania, USA in 1832. She began writing stories at a young age. Little Women is an autobiographical novel about growing up with her three sisters. During the American Civil War Alcott worked as a nurse. Throughout her life she was a women's rights activist and fought to abolish slavery.
Little Women: The story of the four March sisters and their loves, problems and adventures is sometimes sad, often funny but always charming. Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women in 1868. It is also a film starring Winona Ryder and Susan Sarandon.
Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin in 1667 and came of age at the height of the Glorious Revolution. He was a great literary figure even in his time, but we know very little about his private life. Swift died in a mental institution struck down by an illness, but he wasn’t mad when he wrote Gulliver’s Travels, a satire on politics, and a timeless book for children.
Gulliver's Travels: Gulliver travels across the sea from England and has an accident. He arrives in a country of very, very small people. What will they do with him? How will he talk to them? And why are the Big-enders fighting the Little-enders?