VSW began a diary, in code, with the words, "I am to restore the fortunes of the family"
—she had received a pound, her very first earnings, for a poem for the Onlooker
4 September 1921
The first idea for a poem about farming and country labour (The Land
) came to VSW when J. C. Squire
casually remarked on the dearth of poetry about working life.
30 September 1926
VSW published her georgic poem The Land
, in a limited edition with woodcuts by George Plank
16 June 1927
VSW was presented with the Hawthornden Prize (a "most establishment"
award) for The Land
VSW published her final novel, No Signposts in the Sea
, dedicated to Edie Lamont