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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th April 1945 Born today: Jimmy Winston, London, organist (Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park)
20th April 1906 Australian wombat, oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26.
20th April 1904 George Bernard Shaw's Candida, premieres in London
20th April 1879 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London and Cyprus
20th April 1715 Nicholas Rowe's Tragedy of Lady Jane Gray, premieres in London
Author Arnold Bennett lived here
This is where Riceyman Steps author Arthur Bennett lived.
Location: 75 Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge, London
Description: The author Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was born in Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire but moved to London, making it his permanent home after studying at the University of London.
He is one of the best known British novelists of the late 19th Century and is much cerebrated by critics of the literary area.
He lived and worked in this great house, with the immediate area helping to inspire many of Bennett's novels.