Walter de la Mare (25 April, 1873 – 22 June, 1956) was an English poet, short story writer and novelist.
- Mr. de la Mare is a decedent of the French Huguenots.
- He is the grandson of Scottish naval surgeon and author Dr Colin Arrott Browning.
- The author’s occupation, before getting a pension to write full time, was that of an accountant.
- Mr. de la Mare didn’t like the name “Walter” and preferred to be called “Jack”.
- Elfrida Ingpen, his wife, was 10 years older. They met at the Esperanza Amateur Dramatics Club.
- The author’s first book, Songs of Childhood, was published under the nom-de-plume Walter Ramal.
- The author believed that “Children are, in short, visionaries.”
- He also wrote ghost and supernatural stories.
- Mr. de la Mare 1921 novel Memoirs of a Midget won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction and his post-war Collected Stories for Children won the 1947 Carnegie Medal for British children’s books.
- One a choirboy at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Mr. de la Mare’s ashes now preside there.
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