A day or two ago HE’s own Kim Morgan visited the two-story Kensington residence of Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville, at 153 Cromwell Road.

I wouldn’t live there myself — noisy traffic, too many hotels. I’m more of a Russell Square type of guy, or, if you want to be really precise, the corner building at 16 Bedford Way. Has anyone ever strolled around Russell Square on a moderately cool fall day? God lives there.

I would also be okay with living at George Smiley‘s townhouse at 9 Bywater Street in Chelsea.