Person    | Male  Born 2/4/1812  Died 1/2/1876

John Forster

Categories: Literature

Writer and literary adviser. Born Newcastle upon Tyne. Came to London in 1828 to attend University College and to enter Inner Temple. A good friend of Charles Dickens he published his biography in 1872-4. Built Palace Gate House, W8 as a home for him and his wife, and died there.

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John Forster

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Dickens at Cobley Farm

Returned from his first trip to America Dickens spent some time here in 1842-...

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Wine Office Court

The Rhymers' Club is not specifically mentioned on the plaque but Ye Olde Che...

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Michael Ayrton

Michael Ayrton

Artist and writer. Born 3 Hamilton Terrace. Other work by Ayrton in London: Minotaur at London Wall. Died at his London flat. Our picture is a self portrait from 1966.

Person, Art, Literature, Sculpture

1 memorial
Israel Zangwill

Israel Zangwill

Writer and philanthropist. Born in Ebenezer Square, Whitechapel. He became deeply involved with the Zionist cause, and travelled widely; speaking and writing on its behalf. His works earned him the...

Person, Literature, Philanthropy

1 memorial
Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy

Novelist and poet, best known for his novels set in rural 'Wessex' such as Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Far from the Madding Crowd. Born Upper Bockhampton, Dorset. Before turning to writing full-t...

Person, Literature, Poetry, Seriously Famous

3 memorials
Elizabeth Bowen

Elizabeth Bowen

Writer. Born Elizabeth Dorothea Cole at 15 Herbert Place, Dublin. Educated in England, she published her first collection of stories, 'Encounters' in 1923. Her best known novels include 'The Death ...

Person, Literature, Ireland

1 memorial
Mervyn Peake

Mervyn Peake

Artist and writer. Born Mervyn Laurence Peake at Kuling in the province of Kiang-Hsi, China. His missionary parents returned to England in 1922.  He attended Eltham College and then completed his e...

Person, Art, Literature, Channel Islands, China/Hong Kong

1 memorial