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!
5. Ezra Pound. Pound lived in London for 12 years and published Homage to Sextus Propertius (1919) and the 18-part Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1921) here. When he arrived in London with £3 in his pocket in 1908, Pound would spend his mornings at the British Museum reading room, a habit he shared in common with… the fella whose plaque we post 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 10 Kensington Church Walk W8…
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