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Eleanor Farjeon

FARJEON, Eleanor. b. Westminster, London, 13 Feb 1881; d. Hampstead, London, 5 June 1965. Born into a distinguished literary family, she became a writer herself, publishing books for both adults and children. Two of her books were memoirs: A Nursery in the Nineties (1935), about her childhood, and Edward Thomas: the Last Four Years (1958), recording her friendship with the poet who was killed in the Great War of 1914-1918. She published a book of poems, Pan Worship, in 1908; her Nursery Rhymes of London Town, which had previously appeared in Punch, were published in 1910, with More Nursery Rhymes of London Town appearing in 1917.  It was in the period between the two world wars that she...

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