William Plomer


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William Charles Franklyn Plomer (he pronounced the surname as ploomer) (10 December 1903 – 21 September 1973) was a South African and British author, known as a novelist, poet and literary editor. He was educated mostly in the United Kingdom, but described himself as a Anglo-African-Asian.

He became famous in South Africa with his first novel, Turbott Wolfe, which had inter-racial love ... more »

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  • When her guests were awash with champagne and with gin,
    She was recklessly sober, as sharp as a pin.
    An abstemious man would reel at her look,
    As she rolled a bright eye and prais...
    William Plomer (1903-1973), South African author, poet. "London Ballads and Poems," verse 7, Slightly Foxed, or The Widower of Bayswater, Collected Po...
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