Ruth Manning Sanders

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Birthday
21, 1886
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Oct 12, 1988 (102)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
21, 1886
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Oct 12, 1988 (102)

About

A British author, poet, and compiler of children's fairy tales, she is best known for titles such as A Book of Giants, A Book of Ogres and Trolls, The Growing Trees, and The River Dart. She published nearly one hundred literary works over the course of her career.

Before Fame

She was the daughter of a Unitarian minister, and she moved from Wales to England when she was three years old.

Trivia

She and her husband worked for Rosaire's traveling circus during the early years of their marriage.

Family Life

She married artist George Sanders in 1911. The pair subsequently became parents to two children.

Associated With

Her early poetry collections were published by Hogarth Press, which was run, at the time, by author Virginia Woolf.