Herbert George Wells, British writer, January 1940.
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'From the balcony of his writing-room, H G Wells (1866-1946) looks into 1940 across the lovely treescape of Regent's Park. His home is all that a great writer's should be - close to the vital heart of London, and secluded enough for creative thought'. Photograph by W Suschitzky.