Eleanor Farjeon

Born: 1881 | Died: 1965 | Grave: H 104 | Category: Literature | Tags: Cat Stevens, Children’s Books, Edward Thomas, Songs, Theatre, Writer

Author and poet, writer of children’s books and, with her brother Herbert, of musical plays and revues. Her poetry included Morning has broken, now a popular hymn. She won many literary awards.  Eleanor began her life in the Victorian Age and ended it in the fast-changing age of the 1960s. Educated at home, she spent much…

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Arthur Llewellyn Davies

Born: 1863 | Died: 1907 | Grave: J 002 | Categories: Arts, Law | Tags: Children’s Books, Du Maurier family, Great Ormond Street Hospital, J M Barrie, Kensington Gardens, Peter Pan, Theatre

Barrister. Married Sylvia (1866-1910), second daughter of George du Maurier. Their 3 eldest sons met J M Barrie in Hyde Park in 1897, and inspired his Peter Pan (1903). When their parents died tragically young, Barrie became the guardian of all 5 boys. Their story has been told in a biography and dramatised for television…

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