Born in Ledbury in 1878, John Masefield was apprenticed under sail before spending several years in the US. On his return to England he worked as a journalist for the Manchester Guardian and other newspapers, and his first poems were published at the start of last century. In 1911 The Everlasting Mercy was published and caused a sensation with its brutal realism; over the next two decades he established himself as a poet, playwright, novelist, and historian. He enjoyed the friendship of Robert Graves and Yeats, and was appointed Poet Laureate in 1930. He died in 1967. Constance Babington-Smith received the full co-operation and support of Masefield's family, and has access to many previously unpublished papers and letters. The result is a well-rounded and absorbing biography of one of the best-loved English poets, one whose reputation has been in the doldrums for far too long.
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Constance Babington Smith wasborn October 15th 1912 and died in 2000. She was a wartime photographic interpreter who made the FIRST identification from a photograph of a German V1 flying bomb at Peenemunde in 1943. As a result the RAF carried out raids which helped reduce the damage done to Britain by these new airborne weapons. She was mentioned in dispatches in 1942 and in 1945 was appointed MBE.
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