E. M. Forster
Person Male Born 1/1/1879 Died 7/6/1970
Novelist. Born Edward Morgan Forster at 6 Melcombe Place (demolished). 1883 moved to a house near Stevenage. In 1887 a great aunt (Marianne Thornton, daughter of Henry Thornton) died and Forster inherited enough to live on. Peripheral member of the Bloomsbury Group. Lived with his mother in Surrey until she died but had a base in London at 26 Brunswick Square (demolished) 1930 -1939. Then he rented 9 Arlington Park Mansions (plaque) until at least 1961.
His 6 novels (A Passage to India, Howards End, etc.) were all written by 1924. A homosexual, he had a long relationship with a married policeman, who, together with his wife, was included in Forsters circle of friends. Forster died at their home in Coventry.