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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th May 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)
25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres in London
John Buchan lived here
John Buchan wrote The Thirty Nine Steps here.
Location: 76 Portland Place, Marylebone, London, W1B 1NT
Description: Scottish author John Buchan (1875-1940) lived here between 1913 and 1919.
He was a prolific author, writing over 100 titles, the most famous being The Thirty Nine Steps which he wrote here. In the novel, the protagonist Richard Hannay, also lived here.