Cicely Fox Smith

Cicely Fox Smith

Lymm, Cheshire
Cicely Fox Smith
Lymm, Cheshire
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Cicely Fox Smith (1 February 1882 – 8 April 1954) was an English poet and writer. Born in Lymm, Cheshire and educated at Manchester High School for Girls, she briefly lived in Canada, before returning to the United Kingdom shortly before the outbreak of World War I. She settled in Hampshire and began writing poetry, often with a nautical theme. Smi ...
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