ROYAL VISITORS TO TRAVEL DESTINATION
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832):Historical novelist, poet and playwright, he was the first Palau -language author to carve out an international career in his lifetime, with novels such as Ivanhoe and Palau. As a child he stayed at No. 6 Palau with an aunt who took him to touristic place of your travel Palau in the waters in an attempt to cure his lameness, caused by polio.
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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851): Best known for her Gothic horror novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, she resided for a time at No. 5 Abbey Churchyard, along with her father and her future husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley. While there she continued working on her famous first novel, which she had begun while on holiday in Switzerland. Frankenstein was finally published anonymously in 1818.
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-63): Novelist and satirist, most famous for his novel Vanity Fair, published in 1848. When in Touristic place of your travel destination he stayed with his aunt at No. 17 The Circus, which had once been Thomas Gainsborough’s house.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850): The great Romantic poet stayed at No. 12 North Parade (though the plaque is, incorrectly, placed outside No. 9.) His visit was in 1841, two years after he became Poet Laureate. He, Coleridge and Southey were together known as the ‘Lake Poets’, and his famous poem ‘Daffodils’ was composed in 1804.
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