I was unable to find a specific house number for Brunner in Saint
John's Wood. However, I hope that the following will help you.
Contemporary Authors. Gale Research Co., 1967, vol 1-4, p. 128:
John Kilian Houston Brunner, who employed a number of pseudonyms
including: John Loxsmith, Trevor Staines, and Keith Woodcott, listed
an address, 17d Frognal, London N.W. 3. Subsequent volumes of omitted
In Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series. Gale Research Co., 1989,
vol 8, Brunner mentions a number of different homes that he lived in,
including a flat in Saint John's Wood, although he states that this
was after his stint with the RAF, rather early in his career.
He and his first wife later had a flat in West Hampstead, then a house
in Hampstead Heath, specifically on Nassington Road, and then later a
house in South Petherton. As this entry was written in 1989, it
doesn't preclude the possibility of Brunner's having moved to Saint
John's Wood again. Brunner remarried in 1991 to Li Yi Tan.
You may wish to try to contact his last literary agent. His agent in
the latest volume of Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Gale
Research Co., 1992, vol 37, p64, was listed as:
John Hawkins & Associates
71 West 23rd St.
New York, NY 10010
Reiss' email address is: email@example.com
I hope this helps!
Clarification of Answer by
28 Jun 2002 09:49 PDT
Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series, Gale Research Co., 1989,
vol 8, p 8
After the RAF I went home to my parents for a while. 'Barts Arnold
had a bedsitter in Saint John's Wood. Visiting him, I asked his
landlady to let me know if the adjacent room fell vacant. It did, and
with thirty-three pounds in my bank account, saved from my pre-Air
Force sales, I moved to London under the mistaken impression that I
was already a writer.
His career part of the Contemporary Authors entries (all the ones I
cited in my answer above) indicated that he served in the RAF from
1953 to 1955.
Hope that helps!