Arthur C Clarke aged c 3 years, c 1920.
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Arthur C Clarke aged c 3 years, c 1920. Clarke (b 1917) was to become a leading science fiction writer, following a period of work in scientific research. Here, he is sitting on a step outside a house, holding three Jack Rusell terrier puppies. The house is 4 Blenheim Terrace in Minehead, Somerset, his birthplace and childhood home. It was later renumbered 13.