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19-Aug-2017 21:54
I already knew, as most people do, that Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle lived in South Norwood (which was part of London at the time but is now in the Borough of Croydon); but while I was researching the history of Addington Palace I came across a  reference to Henry James, the author. He was friends with Archbishop Benson who was living at Addington Palace. While he was visiting his friend, Benson told him a ghost story which inspired James to write his only ghost story "Turn of The Screw". The book not only inspired the films "The Innocents" and "The Others", but it also a...