Grahame, Kenneth


Kenneth Grahame (March 8, 1859 - July 6, 1932) was an English novelist.

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 who shared the waywardness of Toad of Toad Hall (a principal character).

Grahame was orphaned as a child and went to live with his grandmother in England. He attended St. Edward's School in Oxford but could not afford to attend university. He worked at the Bank of England until retiring in 1907 due to ill health.

He died in Pangbourne, Berkshire, England.

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