Eleanor Farjeon

Biography of Eleanor Farjeon

Eleanor Farjeon poet

Eleanor Farjeon (13 February 1881 – 5 June 1965) was an English author of children's stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire. Many of her works had charming illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. Some of her correspondence has also been published. She won many literary awards and the Eleanor Farjeon Award for children's literature is presented annually in her memory by the Children's Book Circle, a society of publishers. She was the sister of the thriller writer Joseph Jefferson Farjeon.

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Angelic Chorus

Birds in the air,
Beasts in the byre,
Straw for thy bed,
Stars for thy fire,
Thy body for bread,
Thy Blood for the wine,
A thorn for thy crown,
A cross for thy sign.

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