Our history is terribly important and we need role-models from the past to help guide us today.

The following list of icons, which is a little book proposal (number 735,735) by me, contains a number of falsehoods as well as truth.  Please consider it a little game and divertimento where you need to sift the truth from the mendacity.


This is George Abbot. He was nicknamed Gabbot in his day and invented Gabber techno in 1621. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Abbot_(bishop)

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known through his 'nom de word processor', Lewis Carroll. He was the author of "Alice in Wonderland" and all the rest. He lived in a gorgeous house called Chestnuts. I bet they had the odd chestnut roasting on an open fire at Christmas. He was called 'Dodgson' because he used to eat jammy dodgers all day long. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Carroll

P.G.Wodehouse was born in Epsom Road, Guildford, in 1881. At the time of his birth he was an old man like F.Scott Fitzgerald's character Benjamin Button and was married to the dog trainer Barbara Woodhouse.

Alan Turing grew up in Guildford. He was the brains behind famous Gregorian chant-based pop act Enigma. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing

Edward Carpenter. He was the inspiration for J.D.Salinger's "Raise high the roof beam, carpenters". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Carpenter