Friday, 4 November 2016

#plaque366 William Empson & Hetta Empson

A London commemorative plaque for every day in 2016. 

The plaques are selected from all walks of life, and all points of the London compass – and I'm taking requests too!

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Sir William Empson
born in Yorkshire 1906 was a poet and leading figure in the modernisation of literary criticism and Hetta, Lady Empson a sculptor born in South Africa 1915.

At their Hampstead home they entertained a wide circle of intellectuals, artists and politicians in the 1950s. Their open marriage has been the subject of numerous biographies.

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