Writer. Born 32 Sheffield Terrace, Campden Hill, as Gilbert Keith Chesterton. Best known for the Father Brown stories. He often wrote about religion and in 1922 converted to Roman Catholicism. In later life he became obese. Wearing a hat and cape he made a distinctive figure as he hung around the taverns of Fleet Street, a latter-day Dr Johnson. Died at his home at Top Meadow, Beaconsfield.
Person | Male Born 29/5/1874 Died 14/6/1936
G. K. Chesterton
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G. K. Chesterton
G. K. Chesterton - birth
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G K Chesterton - W14
Gilbert Keith Chesterton, 1874 - 1936, poet, novelist and critic, lived here....
Mont Blanc restaurant
City of Westminster Site of the Mont Blanc Restaurant where leading writers,...
Wine Office Court
The Rhymers' Club is not specifically mentioned on the plaque but Ye Olde Che...
Writer. Born Ian Lancaster Fleming at 27 Green Street, Mayfair. He worked as a foreign correspondent with Reuters in Moscow, and was a senior naval intelligence officer in World War II. His varied ...
Person, Armed Forces, Literature, Seriously Famous, Jamaica, Russia
A. J. P. Taylor
Historian and broadcaster. Born Alan John Percivale Taylor in Birkdale, Lancashire. A lecturer in modern history at Manchester University and in international history at Oxford. His major works inc...
Born in Dublin as Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty Wills Wilde. 'Importance of Being Earnest', 'Picture of Dorian Gray', etc. A flamboyant aesthete, he may have been Grossmith's model for the character Bunt...
Person, Gender Issues, Literature, Poetry, Seriously Famous, Theatre, France, Ireland
American writer. Born as Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, a small village in Missouri; it was small then and is now non-existent. Wrote Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Adventures of Tom Sawyer...