‘Still the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen’

This plaque on a bench in north London went viral all over again after it was tweeted by @RuthanneReid.

The bench in a park in north London is the work of author Jamie Maslin, who told Buzzfeed all about it.

‘The name Roger Bucklesby sounded quintessentially British and somehow irritable and Victorian. Old Roger lifted my spirits and soon we were working on his backstory – a prolific author but never published, getting bitterer and bitterer with every failed submission. At first he came to the park for inspiration but eventually he began to resent the place for encouraging him to chase his dreams. It gave us such a good laugh (and cheered me up immensely) that we decided to get the plaque made.’

Alas we might have some bad news.