Friday, 17 April 2015

#London Plaque Tiddlywinks No.17: Percy Byshe Shelley

Welcome to Plaque Tiddlywinks! 

Every night in the month of April we'll be jumping from one literary London plaque to another, connecting each plaque to another literary figure commemorated elsewhere in London with a nugget of literary trivia. Creative collaborations, romantic entanglements, feuds, places-in-common, the links will vary, but over the course of 30 days we'll have covered poets, biographers, novelists, humourists, critics, thriller writers and more until we have arrived full circle back at plaque number one! 

If you can guess what our next plaque might be, feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the post.





17. Percy Byshe Shelley. This major English Romantic poet did not achieve renown in his lifetime, but his influence, particularly over the century after his death in 1822 (at the age of 29) was felt by such poetic titans as Hardy, Yeats and Browning. Shelley's wife…

We'll be back tomorrow night with our next Plaque Tiddlywink. In the meantime, here's where to find tonight's plaque in Poland Street…




And here's the latest episode of the London Walks Podcast on Literary London…


















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