Arnold Bennett - Other Geographical Links

Other Geographical Links

  • 1907/8 Paris: Old Wives Tale written here.
  • 1908 French Riviera: convalescence after typhoid fever. Married and moved to Fountainbleau.
  • 1914: Camarques, Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex coast: here he had the yacht Velsa and trips from this 'home in the country' to Frinton-on-Sea gave rise to one of the characters in The Price of Love.
  • 1917 Bennett's bachelor pad is at Thames Yacht Club: a couple of rooms 'furnished to his own taste'
  • 1920 A month trip to Portugal with Frank Swinnerton, as Bennett was at a particularly low ebb.
  • May–June 1926, Bennett stayed in the village of Amberley, West Sussex where he wrote the last two thirds of The Vanguard in 44 days, noting 'I have never worked more easily than in the last six weeks.
  • 1928 house rented in Le Touquet for the summer
London
  • Strand Palace Hotel London: on London trips, he frequented as it offered a bedside light during his periods of insomnia.
  • His wife Marguerite's London flat was over a bank on the corner of New Oxford Street and Rathbone Place.
  • "large flat" George Street, Hanover Square, which subsequently Marguerite came to live in
  • 1921-ish: 75, Cadogan Square; Dorothy moved in here. From here, they moved in 1930 (according to plaque on the building) to Chiltern Court, an "impressive block of flats" at Baker Street Railway Station (where H. G. Wells also lived).
  • 1931 Bennett dies at Chiltern Court on March 27.

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