CS Forester lived here

CS Forester lived here

This is where Horatio Hornblower author CS Forester lived.

Location: 58 Underhill Road, East Dulwich

Description: Cecil Louis Troughton Smith (18991966), more famously known as Cecil Scott C. S. Forester, was an author known for writing tales of naval warfare such as his Horatio Hornblower series, depicting a Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic wars.

While living in Washington DC in 1942, he met a young British intelligence officer named Roald Dahl, whose experiences in the RAF he had heard about, and encouraged him to write about them. According to Dahl's autobiography 'Lucky Break', Forester asked Dahl about his experiences as a fighter pilot prompting Dahl to to write his first story, 'A Piece of Cake'.

Forester moved here at the age of 16, in 1915, and lived here until 1929, moving to Upper Sydenham in 1932.

English Heritage installed the blue plaque here in 1990.

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CS Forester lived here

This is where Horatio Hornblower author CS Forester lived.

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