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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th February 1917 Born today: Phyllis Calvert, London, actress (Man in Grey)
18th February 1901 Born today: Reginald Sheffield, London England, actor (Second Chance)
18th February 1775 Born today: Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist
George Orwell Lived here
The place where George Orwell wrote seminal novel 1984.
Location: 27b Canonbury Square, Islington, N1
Description: This was anti-authoritarian author George Orwell's final home - where he lived from 1944 to his death in 1950 in the top floor flat - he called it the most dangerous place to live when the bombs are falling.
He published 'Animal Farm' while here and he wrote '1984' while living in this flat.