Sir Noel Coward wrote his first play The Rat Trap when he was eighteen years old. In 1916 he toured the provinces of England in Charley’s Aunt, and one of his earliest successes was his play The Vortex. Among others were Bitter Sweet, Cavalcade, Blithe Spirit, and Sigh No More.
Edward M. Forster was an author and member of a committee to examine the law relating to deflamatory libel and its possible alteration. In 1937 he was awarded the Benson Medal by the Royal Society of Literature. He wrote many works including the famous Passage to India, A Room with a View, Nordic Twilight, and Virginia Woolf. He was born in 1882.
John Galsworthy was first a lawyer, then found his true bent in writing and issued his early books under the nom-de-plume of John Sinjohn. Later he achieved success, notably with his Forsyte series of novels. His plays included The Silver Box, Strife, and The Skin Game. He was born in 1867 and sadly died in 1933.