Charlotte Brontë is the author of my all-time favorite novel, Jane Eyre. Jane Austen is the author of several novels that I have read repeatedly with undiminished delight. Charles Dickens puts a smile on my face with just the memory of Nicholas Nickleby. Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South - "look back at me" - yes, please. I love to fondly remember both times I read through Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie series with my kids. Tolkien's novels create in me wanderlust and a craving to go "on an adventure!" Daphne du Maurier. Thomas Hardy. Alexandre Dumas. C.S. Lewis. These are my people and they are why I created the Literary Giants Collection.