In 1962 Sylvia Plath decided to return to London from Devon, where her marriage to Ted Hughes had fallen apart. In November of that year she and her two children moved into a maisonette at 23 Fitzroy Road, a house in which W.B Yeats had lived as a boy. Plath reportedly liked this connection and saw it as a good omen. Each morning at four o’clock she would get up to write in a “white heat” what would become known as the Ariel poems. Less than three months later she committed suicide.