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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th February 1965 Born today: Brittany York, London England, playmate (Oct, 1990)
26th February 1965 Born today: Alison Armitage, London England, actress (Acapulco HEAT)
26th February 1937 C Isherwood/WH Auden's Ascent of F6, premieres in London
26th February 1797 The Bank of England runs out of gold, due to war diminishing gold reserves.
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