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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th November 1960 TV presenter Jonathan Ross was born in Camden, London.
17th November 1877 Gilbert/Sullivans operette Sorcerer, premieres in London
17th November 1842 Opera Linda di Chamounix is produced (London)
Daphne du Maurier lived here
Where Rebecca author lived when first married.
Location: Cannon Cottage, Well Road, Hampstead
Description: 'Rebecca' author Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989) lived here between 1932 and 1934.
Ms Maurier was an acclaimed writer who penned novels such as Jamaica Inn and Rebecca, many of which were adapted for the stage and screen. Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds was also based on one of her short stories.
Daphne Du Maurier moved here, to Cannon Cottage, after marrying Frederick Browning in 1932 and stayed for just two years. The black plaque here was erected in 2011 by the Heath and Hampstead Society.