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!
3. George Orwell. Orwell was ranked by The Times newspaper in 2008 as the 2nd greatest of all post-war British writers. His work remains both popular and critically praised, despite the fact that his Animal Farm was initially turned down by Faber & Faber on the say-so of the publishing company director and famous poet… See you tomorrow!
We'll be back tomorrow night with our next Plaque Tiddlywink. In the meantime, here's where to find tonight's plaque at 77 Parliament Hill…
Part One of the new London Walks Podcast on Literary London
A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.