New square named after Birmingham author Kathleen Dayus

“A new public square dedicated to a Birmingham author has been opened in the city.

Dayus Square in the Jewellery Quarter has been named after the late Kathleen Dayus who was born in Hockley in 1903.

Her works include novels about her experiences growing up in the city’s back-to-back houses.

Birmingham City Council said her books won critical acclaim for the way they described the social history of the city.

It said the author grew up near the newly-named square, which is at the junction of Carver Street, Legge Street and Albion Street.

The square includes a bronze sculpture of book pages containing passages about the Jewellery Quarter from Kathleen Dayus’ work.”

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