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Questions about the works of English author Hugh Lofting (1886-1947) and or life as a writer.

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Why did Hugh Lofting name his character Dolittle?

Doctor John Dolittle is the main character of children's books (Dr. Dolittle) written by English writer Hugh Lofting in 1920. Why did he choose Dolittle as the surname of the character? Is it related ...
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In "The Story of Doctor Dolittle", why does the cat's meat man get sick every Christmas-time?

In The Story of Doctor Dolittle, the author writes, But the Cat’s-meat-Man wasn’t very rich and he only got sick once a year—at Christmas-time, when he used to give the Doctor sixpence for a bottle ...
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