Another great article, by one of our Community Reporters! Keep it up, Stan!
Written by Stan Moorcroft, City Living Local Life
Notting Hill and Portobello Road have been feeding writers, both creatively and figuratively, since the Edwardian era. From G. K. Chesterton and Wyndham Lewis to Colin MacInnes and Martin Amis, the area has provided the inspiration for numerous literary dramas. Whilst liquor from a number of local pubs, sadly some now demolished, has served to inspire many a great writer.
Such was the theme of Tom Vague’s entertaining and informative Literary Walk: significant writers with connections to the area reads like a who’s who in the world of letters. Much less well-known than Bloomsbury, west London’s Campden Hill too boasted a literary set that, besides Wyndham Lewis, included Ezra Pound, Joseph Conrad, John Galsworthy and Ford Madox Ford. The Magazine of Vorticism ‘Blast’ was produced in this area, containing contributions from an emerging talent, T. S. Eliot.
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