R. Austin Freeman
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Oulton, C. 2022. R. Austin Freeman.
Doctor and pioneering crime writer R. Austin Freeman is widely credited with the invention of the ‘inverted’ crime story (later popularised by tv detective Lieutenant Columbo). Born in London, he lived at a series of Kent addresses with his wife Annie and their two children after being invalided out of the Colonial Service in 1891. His first Kent address was in St Peter’s, just outside Broadstairs, from 1896. Around 1900 the family moved to 9 Vale Square, Ramsgate.
Biographical essay for Kent Maps Online.
|Keywords||Victorian writers; Victorian fiction; Victorian crime fiction; Detective fiction writers; Kent; R. Austin Freeman|
|Web address (URL)||https://kent-maps.online/20c/20c-freeman-biography/|
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|Deposited||24 Aug 2022|
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