Roads the writers lived in during the 19th & 20th Centuries

Where the date when a writer lived at the address is known, this is given after the address.

Abbey Road

Abbey Lodge (now Abbey Road Studios)    John A Maundy Gregory (1877-1941)  Journalist, writer

40  (Vallambrosa)  Marie Connor Leighton  ( 1865-1941)       Sensation novelist

Abbey Gardens

36   Olivia Manning  CBE (1908-1972)  Novelist, short story writer & playwright

Abercorn Place

8    Walter D’Arcy Creswell (1896-1960) NZ poet, journalist & writer

Acacia Road

15  Kathleen Mansfield  (1888-1922) NZ modernist short story writer

?    Leon Paul Bruet   (1847-1903)  French author & journalist

Alpha Place

7    J K Jerome  (1859 – 1927)  English writer & humourist

Avenue Road

20 now 39  Wilkie Collins   (  1824-1889)  Novelist, playwright & short story writer

74    John Pope-Hennessy  (1913-1994) Art historian

James Pope-Hennessy  (1916-1974)   biographer & travel writer

Boundary Road

  94     Alfred Harmsworth (1865-1922)  in 1870s & 1880s.  Owner of Daily Mail & Daily Mirror

Circus Road

15   Douglas William Jerrold  (1803-1857)  Dramatist, writer & journalist

Clifton Hill

18    Clement Scott (1841-1904) Playwright, translator & travel writer

34    Max Pemberton (1863-1950)  Novelist

?     Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE  ( 1923-2014)    Novelist

Clifton Road

?    Thomas Jefferson Hogg  ( 1792-1862)  Barrister & biographer of Shelley

Clifton Road East

44   Clement Scott (1841-1904) in 1871. Playwright, translator & travel writer

Elm Tree Road

Elm Tree Mansions  W W Jacobs (1863-1943) from 1937-1943. Author – “The Monkey’s Paw”

5    Israel Zangwill (1863-1926)  Inventor of Jewish genre novel.

Louis Zangwill ( 1869 – 1938) Novelist

15  Bronson Howard (1842-1908) US playwright

18   James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784-1850)  Critic, esssayist, poet

22   Oscar Asche  (1871 – 1936)  Australian actor, writer & director of “Chu Chin         Chow”

Dornford Yates (1885-1960)  pseudonym of Cecil William Mercer. Novelist & short story writer

39  Clarissa Dixon Wright  (1947-2014)  Cookery book writer & TV personality

Finchley Road

28   Thomas Hood ( 1799-1845) ( Blue Plaque) . Poet, author & humourist

?     Sir Arthur Wing Pinero (1855-1934)   Dramatist

Greville Place

9    James Louis Garvin (1868-1947) Editor of the Observer

Grove End Road

45    Jeanie Hering, pseudonym of Marion Adams Acton (1846-1928) Scottish novelist

Langford Place

Langford Court  George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair) (1903-1950) in 1941. Novelist, essayist, journalist & critic

14 (now 12 & 16) Jeanie Hering, pseudonym of Marion Adams Acton (1846-1928). Scottish novelist

Loudoun Road

Burleigh House (on corner with Blenheim Road) Hugh Johnson  OBE (1939 – ) Wine writer & horticultural writer

15  Stephen Spender  CBE (1909-1995) Poet, novelist & essayist

34   Herbert Farjeon (1887-1945)  Shakespeare scholar

Marlborough Place

10  Olivia Manning CBE (1908 – 1972) Novelist, short story writer & playwright

16  Clement King Shorter (1857-1926) Founder of the Sphere & the Tatler

Melina Place

12     Arthur Machen, born Arthur Lleweylln Jones (1863-1947)Welsh author & mystic

North Bank

21 The Priory  George Eliot (born Mary Ann Evans)  (1819-1880) from 1863-1880. Novelist, poet, journalist.  Wrote here “Romola”, “Felix Holt” & “Middlemarch”

Queen’s Grove Studios 

 26   (1951)  Olivia Manning CBE (1908-1972)   Novelist, short story writer & playwright

Queen’s Terrace

32   Dorothy  Miller Richardson (1833-1957)  British feminist, writer & journalist

St Johns Wood Park

?   Verily Anderson (1915-2010)  during WW2. Writer of humorous children’s books\

8    Dennis Wheatley   (1897-1977)  Novelist – thrillers & occult novels

16   Mrs Henry Wood  ((1814 -1877)  Novelist.  “East Lynne”

Townshend Road

23  Matthilde Blind  (1841-1896)  German born English poet, fiction writer, biographer of George Eliot

Wellington Place

10     Louis MacNeice CBE (1907-1963)  during 1940s.    Irish poet

 

 

This page was added on 18/09/2017.

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