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John Betjeman was a writer of popular, plangent, often nostalgic poems, who served as Poet Laureate from 1969. He also published an autobiography in blank verse, a novel about a teddy bear, and books and articles on architecture.
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28 August 1906 JB was born at Highgate in North London, the only child of a cabinet-maker. Bibliographic Citation link.
1931 JB published his first volume of poetry, Mount Zion. Bibliographic Citation link.
19 May 1984 Sir JB, the Poet Laureate, died at his home at Trebetherick in Cornwall. Bibliographic Citation link.
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