Writers and the roads they lived in during 19th & 20th Centuries

Clemence Dane aka Winifred Ashton

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

Verily Anderson (1915 – 2010)  St Johns Wood Park (during WW2)  Writer of humorous children’s books

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

Matthilde Blind (1841 – 1896)  23 Townsend Road. German born English poet, fiction writer, biographer of George Eliot

Leon Paul Bluet  pen name Max O’Rell (1847-1903)   Acacia Road. French author & journalist.  Wrote “John Bull & his Island” (1881)

Wilkie Collins (1824 – 1889) 20 now 39 Avenue Road (1838-40)   Novelist, playwright & short story writer

Walter D’Arcy Creswell (1896 – 1960) 8 Abercorn Place. NZ poet, journalist & writer

Clemence Dane (1888-1965). pseudonym of Winifred Ashton.   34 Hamilton Terrace.  Novelist, playwright

George Eliot

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) (1819 – 1880)  The Priory, 21 North Bank (1863-1880).Novelist, poet, journalist, translator. Wrote here “Romola”, “Felix Holt” and “Middlemarch”.

Herbert Farjeon (1887-1945)  34 Loudoun Road.Shakespeare scholar

John Arthur Maundy Gregory (1877-1941 ). Abbey Lodge (Abbey Road Studios) 1930s Journalist, writer

Jeanie Hering, pseudonym of Marian Adams Acton (1846-1928).  45 Grove End Road & 14 (now 12 & 16)Langford Place.  Scottish novelist

Thomas Jefferson Hogg (1792-1862)   Clifton Road. Barrister & biographer of Shelley

Thomas Hood (1799 – 1845). 28 Finchley Road (Blue Plaque). Poet, author & humorist.

Bronson Howard (1842 – 1908)  15 Elm Tree Road.  US playwright

Elizabeth Jane Howard

Elizabeth Jane Howard CBE FRSL  (1923 – 2014)     Clifton Hill. Novelist

(James Henry) Leigh Hunt (1784 – 1850)  18 Elm Tree Road. Critic, essayist, poet

Thomas Henry Huxley PC PRS FLS (1825-1895) 38 (then 4) Marlborough Place. Research scientist

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

J  K Jerome (1859-1927)  7 Alpha Place.  English writer and humourist – “Three Men in a Boat”

Douglas William Jerrold (1803 – 1857)  15 Circus Road. Dramatist, writer, journalist, publisher (of Collins’ first article)

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

Marie Connor Leighton (1865 – 1941)  Vallambrosa, 40 Abbey Road. Sensation novelist.

Arthur Machen, born Arthur Llewellyn Jones (1863-1947)  12 Melina Place. Welsh author & mystic

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

Olivia Manning CBE (1908 – 1972).   26 Queen’s Grove Studios (1951),  36 Abbey Gardens,  10 Marlborough Place. Novelist, short story writer & playwright

Kathleen Mansfield  (1888-1923)  15 Acacia Road.  NZ modernist short story writer

Stella Margetson (1880-1992) 15 Hamilton Terrace. Author of “St Johns Wood – Abode of Love and the Arts”. Also archivist of the St Johns Wood Society.

William Cosmo Monkhouse (1840 – 1901) ??  Poet & critic

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

Max Pemberton ( 1863 – 1950). 34 Clifton Hill.   Novelist.

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero  (1855-1934)        Finchley Road.   Dramatist

Sir John Pope-Hennessy OBE, FBA, FSA   (1913-1994)  74 Avenue Road. Art historian & scholar of Italian Renaissance art

James Pope-Hennessy  CVO  (1916-1974)  74 Avenue Road. Biographer & travel writer

Stephen Potter (1900 – 1969)       Hamilton Terrace. Humorous author & critic

Dorothy Miller Richardson (1873- 1957)  32 Queen’s Terrace (1916-1938).  British feminist writer & journalist

Clement Scott ( 1841 – 1904)  44 Clifton Road East (1871), 18 Clifton Hill. Playwright, translator, travel writer

John Simons ( 1938 – ) Journalist & author of ” Boys from the Wood ”  a London childhood in the 1940s

Herbert Spencer (1820 – 1893)   7 Marlborough Hill (Gardens),  Malvern House, 13 Loudoun Road,  64 Avenue Road. Philosopher, sociologist (“the survival of the fittest”), and biologist.

Stephen Harold Spender CBE (1909 – 1995) 15 Loudoun Road. Poet, novelist & essayist

Stephen Spender

 

Dennis Wheatley  ( 1897- 1977)    8 St Johns Wood Park. Novelist – thrillers & occult novels

Mrs Henry Wood (1814 – 1887)  16 St Johns Wood Park. Novelist. “East Lynne”

Clarissa Dixon Wright (1947- 2014) 39 Elm Tree Road.  Cookery book writer & TV personality

Dornford Yates aka
Cecil William Mercer

Dornford Yates (1885 – 1960 ) pseudonym of Cecil William Mercer.  22 Elm Tree Road. Novelist & short story writer.

Israel Zangwill (1863 – 1926). 5 Elm Tree Road. Inventor of Jewish genre novel

Louis Zangwill ( 1869 – 1938)     5 Elm Tree Road.  Novelist

Press Barons

James Louis Garvin (1868-1947)  9 Greville Place.  Editor of The Observer

Alfred Harmsworth (1865-1922)  95 Boundary Road.  Owner of the Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror.

Clement King Shorter (1857-1926)   16 Marlborough Place. Founded the Sphere and the Tatler.

This page was added on 10/09/2017.

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