Sunday, 26 April 2015

#London Plaque Tiddlywinks No.26: Kingsley Amis

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.

26. Kingsley Amis, novelist, critic and poet of the Angry Young Man school, father of Martin Amis and writer of Lucky Jim (1954) one of the first Campus Novels– fiction set against a university backdrop. Lucky Jim won the Somerset Maugham Award for Fiction and cemented Amis's reputation as one of the finest post-war comic novelists. Amis was born in Clap ham in south London as was…

We'll be back tomorrow night with our next Plaque Tiddlywink. In the meantime, here's where to find tonight's plaque at 18 Buckingham Gardens, Norbury…

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