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Where Famous Authors Lived In Britain
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Alas, my own literary home (though neither in Britain nor of such formidable aspirations as these) is absent because it no longer stands. It was removed from the earth through fire and wrecking machines. I managed to keep one step ahead, and got to watch it burn three wintry days before Christmas a decade ago.  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  Literary homes in BritainSamuel Johnson's house in LondonSamuel Johnson’s garguantan work, one of the first comprehensive dictionaries of English (1755), was compiled in the garrett of this house in Gough Square, London. If you feel peckish, you can walk from here to his old watering hole, and the famous haunt of Fleet Street journalists, the  Old Cheshire Cheese pub.       Virginia Woolf's country home, Monk's HouseOne tends to imagine Virginia Woolf in London, rather than the country, but she and her husband Leonard loved to spend time at their home in the Sussex countryside, Monk’s House, in Rodmell. Here, they entertained many famous visitors connected with the Bloomsbury set. Apparently, E.M. Forster once burnt his trousers trying to warm himself by a stove upstairs. Agatha Christie's Devon home, GreenwayAgatha Christie bought her Devon home, Greenway, in 1938, and it has been open to the public since 2009. One of the most fascinating rooms is the library, where a group of American sailors who requisitioned the house during the Second World War painted a frieze of their exploits. The frieze ended with what Christie called “an exquisite nymph – a pin-up girl in the nude – which I have always supposed to represent the hopes at journey’s end when the war was over."  (more)  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatpicturegalleries/8608103/Literary-homes.html