William Plomer

Standard Name: Plomer, William


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Family and Intimate relationships Mary Butts
Mary's brother, Anthony Bacon Drury Butts (Tony) was eleven years her junior. He became a painter and also an author under the pen name William d'Arfey. Although MB spoke affectionately of her brother, he...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Bowen
Frequent guests at Bowen's Court (where, says Victoria Glendinning, they ate and drank royally)
Glendinning, Victoria. Elizabeth Bowen. Alfred A. Knopf, 1978.
included William Plomer , Sean O'Faolain , and Cyril Connolly . Virginia Woolf stayed there once; Iris Murdoch also...
Friends, Associates Lilian Bowes Lyon
Her friends included writers Laurens van der Post and William Plomer (who was also a reader for her publisher, Jonathan Cape ). They also included her housekeeper, Ellen Beckwith (with whom she put herself on...
Friends, Associates Christopher St John
Audience members included Virginia and Leonard Woolf , Stephen Spender , William Plomer , Raymond Mortimer , Eddy Sackville-West , and Eardley Knollys .
Literary responses Rosamond Lehmann
RL 's Epilogue relates her own anxiety, on the day the book was first published, about its probable reception. She was flooded with relief, joy, gratitude, at finding both Cyril Connolly and Philip Toynbee
Occupation Lilian Bowes Lyon
According to her fellow-author William Plomer , writing to the Times after her death, she had three times during the last weeks of her life paid visits to patients at London hospitals for the incurable...
Textual Production Lilian Bowes Lyon
LBL 's work has been reprinted in The World Split Open, 1984, edited by Louise Bernikow ; it has been discussed by Margaret Willy (in Essays and Studies, 1952), and Anne Treneer (in...
Textual Production Michèle Roberts
MR published in a new genre for her: a volume of reminiscences entitled Paper Houses: a Memoir of the '70s and beyond. (The first part of her title had been used by William Plomer
Textual Production Dorothy Wellesley


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