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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th December 1934 The mysterious Lord Lucan was born in London.go to related location

18th December 1909 Born today: Mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide)

18th December 1778 The father of clowning Joseph Grimaldi was born in Clare Market, London.go to related location

Author Nevil Shute born here



Author Nevil Shute born here

Author Nevil Shute was born and raised here in Ealing.

Location: 16 Somerset Road, West Ealing

Description: On 17th January 1899 author Nevil Shute Norway was born here in West Ealing, London. The Young Nevil attended a prepatory school in Hammersmith but at the age of 11, Nevil was sent to the Dragon School at Oxford after playing truant at the South Kensington Science Museum.

Incidentally, for fans, this is also the home of character Keith Stewart in Trustee From The Toolroom but it was called number 56 in the novel.

When the Easter Uprsing took place in Ireland in 1916, Nevil was spending his holidays in Dublin, where his father had been appointed Secretary to the Post Office in Ireland. For acting as a stretcher bearer, Nevil received a commendation.

Nevil went to be an engineer, racing driver, and managed to write 24 novels and an autobiography. His catalogue includes the classics On The Beach and A Town Like Alice.


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Author Nevil Shute born here

Author Nevil Shute was born and raised here in Ealing.


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