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Classic Authors’ British Houses On Google Maps

They say that everyone has a novel inside them. But are you finding yours has got blocked somewhere on its way to your typing fingers? 

There are two things we suggest trying. 1) Pack the whole thing in; books are hard. 2) Go and visit the homes of some of history's most brilliant authors in the hope that some of their skill might transfer to you just by standing close to somewhere they once sat, thinking. 

We've taken a Google tour round the UK to find the homes of some of the most famous writers who ever lived - but only the dead ones; we're not stalkers. One thing we've learned: Most authors lived in very posh houses, except Rudyard Kipling who lived above a branch of Eat.

A.A. Milne

Location: 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea, SW3 6DT


Agatha Christie

Location: 58 Sheffield Terrace, Holland Park, W8 7NA


Bram Stoker

Location: 18 St Leonard's Terrace, Chelsea, SW3 4QG


C.S. Lewis

Location: The Kilns, Lewis Close, Oxford OX3 8JD


Charles Dickens

Location: 48 Doughty Street, Holborn, WC1N 2LX


Evelyn Waugh

Location: 145 North End Road, Golders Green, NW11 7HT


George Orwell

Location: 50 Lawford Road, Kentish Town, NW5 2LN


Herman Melville

Location: 25 Craven Street, Charing Cross, WC2N 5NT


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Ian Fleming

Location: 22 Ebury Street, Belgravia, SW1W 8LW


J.R.R. Tolkien

Location: 20 Northmoor Road, Oxford


James Joyce

Location: 28 Campden Grove, Holland Park, W8 4JQ


Jane Austen

Location: Chawton, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1SD


Kenneth Grahame

Location: 16 Phillimore Place, Holland Park, W8 7BU


Rudyard Kipling

Location: 43 Villiers Street, Charing Cross, WC2N 6NE


Thomas Hardy

Location: 172 Trinity Road, Tooting, SW17 7HT


P.G. Wodehouse

Location: 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, W1K 7EG


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