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Hugh Lofting

14 January 1886 - 26 September 1947

Hugh John Lofting was a British author, trained as a civil engineer, who created the character of Doctor Dolittle — one of the classics of children's literature. Hugh Lofting's doctor from Puddleby-on-the-Marsh who could speak to animals first saw light in the author's illustrated letters to children, written from the trenches during World War I when actual news, he later said, was either too horrible or too dull. (Source)

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March 31, 2017 Edited by Clean Up Bot add VIAF and wikidata ID
February 11, 2014 Edited by Tom Morris merge authors
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