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Kenneth Grahame
Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame (March 8, 1859July 6, 1932) was a Scottish novelist. Image File history File links KennethGrahame. ... Image File history File links KennethGrahame. ... March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in Leap years). ... 1859 (MDCCCLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ...


Grahame was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is most famous for writing The Wind in the Willows (1908), one of the classics of children's literature and originally written for his son Alastair who shared the waywardness of Toad of Toad Hall (a principal character). Grahame also wrote the children's story "The Reluctant Dragon," which is included in the collection Dream Days. Edinburgh (pronounced ; Dùn Èideann () in Scottish Gaelic) is Scotlands capital, and its second-largest city. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Ratty and Mole, as interpreted by E. H. Shepard The Wind in the Willows is a classic of childrens literature by Kenneth Grahame. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... // Basic characteristics There is some debate as to what constitutes childrens literature. ... Toad of Toad Hall is one of the play versions of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. ... The Reluctant Dragon is a 1898 childrens book by Kenneth Grahame, which served as the key element to The Reluctant Dragon, a 1941 feature film from Walt Disney Productions. ...


Grahame was orphaned as a child and went to live with his grandmother in England. He was an outstanding student at St Edward's School in Oxford and wanted to attend Oxford University but was not allowed to do so by his guardian on grounds of cost. Instead he was sent to work at the Bank of England which he did until retiring as Secretary of the Bank of England in 1907 due to ill health. He was shot during an unsuccessful bank robbery a few years earlier, which may have precipitated his retirement. St Edwards School (also known as Teddies) is a co-educational public school (that is, an independent, fee-charging secondary school) in North Oxford, England, on the Woodstock Road. ... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom, sometimes known as The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street or The Old Lady. The nearest London Underground station is Bank station. ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


His marriage was unhappy. His son Alastair (Grahame's only child) was born blind in one eye and was plagued by health problems throughout his short life; Alastair Grahame eventually committed suicide on a railway track in Oxford while an undergraduate at the university, two days before his 20th birthday. Out of respect for Kenneth's feelings Alistair's demise was recorded as an accidental death. The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ...


Kenneth Grahame died in Pangbourne, Berkshire, England. He is buried in Holywell Cemetery, Oxford, near the grave of the American expatriate author James Blish. Pangbourne village centre The River Pang in the village The River Thames in the village Pangbourne is a large village on the River Thames in the English county of Berkshire. ... Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in England and forms part of the South East England region. ... Kenneth Grahames grave stone in Holywell Cemetery, Oxford. ... James Benjamin Blish (East Orange, New Jersey, May 23, 1921 - Henley-on-Thames, July 29, 1975) was an American author of fantasy and science fiction. ...

Kenneth Grahame's grave stone.
Kenneth Grahame's grave stone.

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1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Ratty and Mole, as interpreted by E. H. Shepard The Wind in the Willows is a classic of childrens literature by Kenneth Grahame. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

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Kenneth Grahame - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (309 words)
Kenneth Grahame (March 8, 1859 – July 6, 1932) was a Scottish novelist.
Grahame was orphaned as a child and went to live with his grandmother in England.
His son Alastair (Grahame's only child) was born blind in one eye and was plagued by health problems throughout his short life; Alastair Grahame eventually committed suicide on a railway track in Oxford while an undergraduate at the university, two days before his 20th birthday.
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