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.
7. Charles Dickens. It's almost impossible to get away from a London Walk without a reference to Dickens. He famously satirised Parliament as the Circumlocution Office in Chapter 10 of Little Dorrit, published between 1855 and 1857, during which time the MP's who knew "HOW NOT TO DO IT" was future Prime Minister… who will be revealed tomorrow night!
We'll be back tomorrow night with our next Plaque Tiddlywink. In the meantime, here's where to find tonight's plaque in Doughty Street…
And here's the latest episode of the London Walks Podcast on Literary London…
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