Geoffrey Grigson

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Birthday
2, 1905
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 25, 1985 (80)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
2, 1905
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 25, 1985 (80)

About

English poet, author, editor, critic, and naturalist known for Wild Flowers in Britain, An Ingestion of Ice Cream, and other works. He received the 1971 Duff Cooper Prize for a poetry collection entitled Discoveries of Bones and Stones.

Before Fame

He was one of seven sons born to a clergyman. Sadly, five of his brothers were killed in either World War I or World War II.

Trivia

He worked as an editor for the BBC Monitoring Service during World War II.

Family Life

He was married three times -- to Francis Galt, Berta Emma Kunert, and Jane McIntire -- and had four children.

Associated With

He was the father of jazz musician Lionel Grigson.

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