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Jerome Klapka Jerome

Jerome Klapka Jerome, author and playwright, is undoubtedly best remembered for the comic masterpiece Three Men in a Boat, though his talents were many and varied. Born on 2 May 1859 in Walsall, Staffordshire, he wrote and travelled widely. In 1927 he was made a Freeman of the Borough of Walsall before his death later that same year. He is buried in Ewelme in Oxfordshire.