Thursday, 9 April 2015

#London Plaque Tiddlywinks No.9: William Makepeace Thackeray

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.

9. William Makepeace Thackeray. On the rather wonderful London Historians blog, Thackeray's relationship with the aforementioned Dickens is described as "rather odd" and "heavily tinged with rancour". Thackeray, the writer of Vanity Fair, died on Christmas Eve 1863, and found his final resting place at Kensal Green, as did… the fella whose plaque we'll post right here 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 Young Street, Kensington…

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

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