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William Makepeace Thackeray – Born on 18 July 1811

William Makepeace Thackeray, author of ‘Vanity Fair’, was born in Calcutta on 18 July 1811. The Archive contains 100s of stories about Thackeray, including some fascinating reports that offer a terrific insight into his character. As we love reading about quarrels between famous writers, here’s a newspaper report on a writers’ feud that Thackeray had with Edmund Yates – oh, and we love the fact that Charles Dickens became involved in this feud as a peace-maker. Here’s another blog post about

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