Apropos of nothing, but awesome in a “I didn’t know that” sort of way:
This is nice. In 1899, Winston Churchill was 25, an aspiring politician, and the author of a couple of books. He was not, however, the most famous Winston Churchill around. That was the now largely forgotten, but at the time best-selling, American novelist… Winston Churchill. Aware of this, the British Winston Churchill wrote to his namesake as follows:
The original blog post is worth reading for the brief correspondence between the two.
Edit 2022: I wasn’t aware of it at the time, but the American author Winston Churchill wrote Coniston, which I haven’t read but is based on the area around Croydon, NH and provided the name for the general store there.