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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
Author Wilkie Collins lived here
Wilkie Collins, celebrated Victorian fiction author, lived here.
Location: 90 Gloucester Place (now 65), W1U
Description: Victorian fiction author Wilkie Collins lived here in the 19th Century. He wrote 27 novels, more than 50 short stories, at least 15 plays, and more than 100 non-fiction pieces.
He was a close friend of Charles Dickens and was one of the biggest authors and celebrities of his time. But after his death, his reputation declined as Dickens's bloomed.
For more information and to find our more about this great man - please visit these valuable information sources which outline details before and after 1848:
http://www.wilkie-collins.info/wilkie_collins_lived.htm & http://www.wilkiecollins.com/
Tagged in this Tour: Charles Dickens' London