Arthur C Clarke about 1 year, c 1918.
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Arthur C Clarke about 1 year, c 1918. Clarke (b 1917) was to become a leading science fiction writer, following a period of work in scientific research. Here, he is held in his maternal grandmother's arms in front of 4 Blenheim Road in Minehead, Somerset, his birthplace and childhood home. His granmother's name was Mary Jane Willis (nee Heal). The house was later renumbered 13.