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Photograph of Stoker

Portrait of Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, lived at several places in Chelsea including 18 St Leonard Terrace where his blue plaque has been placed. But the most interesting story relates to the time when he lived at 27 Cheyne Walk. Walking along the Embankment he witnessed a man falling into the river. He rushed to the rescue and took the drowning man to his house, laying him out on the kitchen table where he expired. His wife Florence, previously engaged to Oscar Wilde, was not amused and the event led to marital discord.

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Location of original: CS1073

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