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Rudyard Kipling lived here
Author, poet and creator of the Jungle Book lived here
Rudyard Kipling was born on 30 December 1865 in Bombay, British India. As a renowned British author and poet he is best known for his works of fiction The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King (1888), and his poems, including Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), and If— (1910).
He is regarded as a major 'innovator in the art of the short story' - his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature and his best works speak to a versatile and luminous narrative gift. He died on 18 January 1936.
In conclusion he was a literary legend - and he once lived here