More about Thomas Hardy's house in this Telegraph article. He lived on Trinity Road from 1878-1881, a fact I can't believe I never knew.
I presume the article's author, Barney Norris, is a local resident, from his fond mention of Turn The Pages and Garratt Green. According to his agent he is a "critically acclaimed playwright, poet and author", and his debut novel is out in April. Clearly there are hidden literary depths to SW18: Hardy, Louis de Bernières (briefly resident on Garratt Lane) and now Norris.
Read the full piece online.