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$1M Gift to Mark Twain Home

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7Dnews London

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 16:30 GMT

The historic home in Hartford, Connecticut where American writer Mark Twain and his family once lived has received a $1 million gift from bestselling novelist David Baldacci and his wife, according to AP.

The gift is expected to support new initiatives including writing programmes and more appearances by authors.

Baldacci, who has published 38 books, has served on the board of trustees of the Twain House since 2012.

The American novelist is a huge fan of Mark Twain, whose real name was Samuel Clemens, and has read everything he wrote.

He says the famous author, who lived in the Hartford home from 1874 to 1891, not only made a huge impression on him through his writing, but also through the way he conducted his life.

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