26 – Eleanor Farjeon: Something I Remember

Baptist Church

Something I Remember is the title of one of Eleanor Farjeon’s best-loved poems. Anne Harvey’s talk reveals the skill and surprising diversity of the writer who wrote poetry, plays and novels for adults and children and a moving memoir of her close friendship with Edward Thomas.

She won three major awards: the Carnegie Medal, the Hans Andersen Award and the American Regina Medal, but despite her success as a writer, she refused the offer to become a Dame. The Eleanor Farjeon Award is given annually in her memory. Anne Harvey has been an actress, managed a repertory theatre, written and presented a variety of radio programmes.

Her book Adlestrop Revisited was launched in Ledbury.

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