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!
4. T.S Eliot. T.S Eliot, born in St Louis, Missouri in 1888 became a naturalized British citizen in 1927. The dedication in Eliot's masterpiece The Wasteland, drawn from The Divine Comedy, is ill miglior fabbro (the greater craftsman) is to … (we'll tell you tomorrow night!).
We'll be back tomorrow night with our next Plaque Tiddlywink. In the meantime, here's where to find tonight's plaque at The Faber Building SOAS in Russell Square WC1…
Part One of the new London Walks Podcast on Literary London
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