Jerome K. Jerome
(1859-1927)

Died aged 68

Jerome Klapka Jerome (2 May 1859 – 14 June 1927) was an English writer and humourist, best known for the comic travelogue Three Men in a Boat (1889). Other works include the essay collections Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886) and Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow; Three Men on the Bummel, a sequel to Three Men in a Boat; and several other novels. Jerome was born in Walsall, England, and, whilst he was able to attend grammar school, his family suffered from poverty at times, as did he as a young man trying to earn a living in various occupations. In his twenties he was able to publish some work, and success followed. He married in 1888, and the honeymoon was spent on a boat on the Thames; he published Three Men in a Boat soon afterwards. He continued to write fiction, non-fiction and plays over the next few decades, though never with the same level of success. He died in 1927 and his body was cremated.

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The author of Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. Jerome was born in this house 2nd May 1859

Belsize House, Bradford Street, Walsall, United Kingdom where they was born (1859)

Jerome K. Jerome 1859-1927 Author Wrote 'Three Men in a Boat' while living here at flat 104

104 Chelsea Gardens, Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom where they wrote and lived

Jerome K. Jerome 1859-1927 Author of 'Three Men in a Boat' lived here 1884-1885

32 Tavistock Place, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1884-1885)

Jerome K. Jerome 1859 - 1927 Author of Three Men in a Boat. Born in Walsall 2nd May 1859. Freeman of the Borough of Walsall

Near the Lodge, Walsall Arboretum, Walsall, United Kingdom where they was