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.
Sponsored by Friends of the Dymock Poets.