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The Quiz - Who am I?

The Quiz - Who am I?

Name this person and win a meal for two to the value of €25.00 at Ramos Fish Restaurant, in Sabinillas. Send your entry by e-mail to by the 15th April 2012. The first correct answer to be drawn will be the winner. With your answer, you must supply name, phone number and area where you live.

I was born in, 1812 in Portsea, Portsmouth. My father was a clerk in the navy-pay office. I was the second child of eight. In the winter of 1814 my family moved from Portsea to London. I loved Kent, where my family was eventually established, near to the dockyard at Chatham. I looked upon myself in later years as a man of Kent.
From 1822 I lived in London, until, in 1860, when I moved permanently to a country house, near Chatham in Kent. I was the eldest son. I had been withdrawn from school and was now set to manual work in a factory, my father went to prison for debt. Though abhorring this brief descent into the working class I began to gain that sympathetic knowledge of its life and privations.
Much drawn to the theatre, I nearly became a professional actor in 1832. In 1833 I began contributing stories to magazines and newspapers. Some published in February 1936. This began my famous writing career.
I was married in 1836 to Catherine Hogarth and had nine children. I was estranged from my wife in 1858 after the birth of her ten children, but maintained relations with my mistress, the actress Ellen Ternan. I died of a stroke in 1870. I am buried at Westminster Abbey. WHO AM I?


LAST MONTHS WINNER WAS: Diane Devaney from Manilva

The most complete answer: Phil Tuffnell

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