Arthur C Clarke aged about 2 years, c 1919.
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Arthur C Clarke aged about 2 years, c 1919. Clarke (b 1917) was to become a leading science fiction writer, following a period of work in scientific research. Here, he is being kised on the cheek by a young woman, his 'girlfriend' Kathleen from next door. The pair are in a garden, probably at 4 Blenheim Road in Minehead, Somerset, Clarke's birthplace and childhood home. The house was later renumbered 13.