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Plaque: Hilda Doolittle


H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), poet and writer, lived here, 1917 - 1918.

Site: Hilda Doolittle (1 memorial)

WC1, Mecklenburgh Square, 44

According to reviews (Guardian and Camden New Journal) of Francesca Wade's 'Square Haunting' Dorothy L. Sayers lived, December 1920 - December 1921, in this same room as Doolittle (1916-18), and here Sayers wrote her first detective novel 'Whose Body?': "It lacked electric light, and curtains, but 'is a beautiful big room' ". It was the front room on the first floor, and did have a gas ring. One of Sayers characters, Harriet Vane, lives in Mecklenburgh Square.

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Hilda Doolittle

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Hilda Doolittle

Poet and writer. Born Pennsylvania, moved to London in 1911 as an Imagist poe...

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