Person    | Male  Born 8/1/1824  Died 23/9/1889

Wilkie Collins

Categories: Literature

Writer of thriller novels such as The Woman in White, The Moonstone. Born 11 New Cavendish Street. A great friend of Charles Dickens, to the extent that they grew beards together. Died at home in 82 Wimpole Street. The map-tastic Londonist have plotted his life and his fiction on a map.

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Wilkie Collins

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Wilkie Collins

London County Council William Wilkie Collins, 1824 - 1889, novelist, lived h...

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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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Lady Winifred Fortescue

Lady Winifred Fortescue

Writer and actress. Born as Winifred Beech in a Suffolk rectory. Died France. 1914 she married John Fortescue (1859-1933, librarian, archivist at Windsor Castle and British Army historian), despit...

Person, Benefactor, Literature, Theatre, France

1 memorial
Edward Lear

Edward Lear

Born Bowman's Lodge, (now Bowman's Mews), the penultimate of 21 children. Artist and writer of nonsense works, such as The Owl and the Pussycat, and limericks, e.g. There was an old person of Putn...

Person, Art, Literature, Poetry, Seriously Famous, Italy

3 memorials
Sir Kingsley Amis

Sir Kingsley Amis

Novelist and poet. Born Kingsley William Amis in Norbury. His many novels include 'Lucky Jim', 'Take a Girl Like You' and 'The Old Devils'. He also wrote six volumes of poetry, and works of non-fic...

Person, Literature, Poetry

1 memorial
Harry Cole

Harry Cole

Born 48A Lower Road, Rotherhithe. Married and joined the Met Police in 1952. Served as a police constable at Carter Street Station for 29 years, until he retired in 1983. He was a well-known and po...

Person, Armed Forces, Literature

1 memorial
The Village in the Jungle

The Village in the Jungle

Novel written by Leonard Woolf, published 1913, based on his experiences as a colonial civil servant in British-controlled Ceylon, but unusually written from the native point of view.

Fiction, Literature, Ceylon

1 memorial