Scribe This is the website of David Ellis who has written numerous books and articles, mostly about the work and life of D. H. Lawrence, Shakespeare and leading figures of the Romantic movement (Stendhal, Wordsworth, Byron). The author of two memoirs, he has also published a good deal on the art of biography and has a special interest in theories of comedy. With a background that is academic, he has always tried to write in a way which takes away from that word its suggestions of 'not for common use'.