Frances Cornford

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Birthday
30, 1886
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 19, 1960 (74)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
30, 1886
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 19, 1960 (74)

About

British poet known for Spring Morning, Autumn Midnight, Mountains and Molehills, and other verse collections. Her best-known individual poems include "To a Fat Lady Seen from the Train" and "The Guitarist Tunes Up."

Before Fame

She received a private education in Cambridge. Her debut work, The Holtbury Idyll, was published in 1908.

Trivia

Her name was almost identical to that of her husband Francis. Her family differentiated the two by calling her FCC and him FMC.

Family Life

She married fellow poet Francis Cornford. The couple became parents to five children.

Associated With

She was the granddaughter of the renowned naturalist Charles Darwin.

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