20 September 1902
SS was born as Florence Margaret Smith at Hull
14 December 1955
SS wrote to cancel her contract with André Deutsch Limited
, who had accepted the book which became Not Waving but Drowning
, but had refused the accompanying drawings.
SS published, with André Deutsch Limited
, her poetry volume Not Waving but Drowning
. This book not only brought her back into the public eye after a long hiatus, but made her famous.
16 January 1971
From hospital SS wrote to John Guest
(her editor at her final publishers, Longman
) about the typescript of new poems including "Come, Death".
7 March 1971
SS died of a brain tumour in hospital in Ashburton
, where she had been trying to help her sister.
SS's last collection of new poems, Scorpion
, was posthumously published.