Many of my favourite

British writers

had some sort of

imperial connection,

so I assume that

-not so very long ago-

everyone in Britain had.


Arthur C. Clarke died in Colombo, Sri Lanka – 2008

Gerald Durrell was born in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India – 1925

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India – 1865

George Orwell lived in Burma – 1922 to 1927

Jonathan Swift lived in Ireland – 1667 to 1745

Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, Oranje-Vrystaat, South Africa – 1892