Eleanor Farjeon

Standard Name: Farjeon, Eleanor
Birth Name: Eleanor Farjeon
Nickname: Nellie
Pseudonym: Tomfool
Pseudonym: Nathaniel Downes
Pseudonym: Chimera
Religious Name: Mary
EF had a particularly long and successful career as an author for children, writing mostly in verse with some prose tales. She also wrote striking memoirs of her childhood and of an unhappy love-affair ended by the First World War, plays (in collaboration with her brother), novels, and adult poetry. She wrote to earn a living, and did not hesitate to recycle slightly revised material in different forms. During the 1920s, she averaged two books a year.
Farjeon, Annabel. Morning has Broken: A Biography of Eleanor Farjeon. Julia MacRae, 1986.
172, 154
Outside her light-hearted or her fantastical vein she is sometimes sentimental, but her remarkable portraits of battered, gallant old women are a positive feature in several different genres.
Black-and-white photograph of Eleanor Farjeon sitting on a chair looking left. She is wearing glasses and a dark dress with a white shawl draped over her neck. Her hair is short and wavy, and she is smiling slightly.
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Anthologization U. A. Fanthorpe
She co-operated with others in many further works. She appeared with Tony Lopez in Mortal Heart, 1981. In 1994 she participated in two joint projects: Painter and Poet: Three Poems (limited edition), where her...
Family and Intimate relationships Alice Meynell
A rare dissonant voice in the chorus of appreciation is supplied by children's writer Eleanor Farjeon , who was for a time a colleague of Violet Meynell. She visited them in Sussex the year before...
Friends, Associates Alison Uttley
Despite the Blyton fiasco, AU formed friendships with several fellow-writers. She became friends with children's writer Eleanor Farjeon , whom she met in June 1954; poet Ruth Pitter , whom she met in spring 1956...
Friends, Associates Viola Meynell
During 1913 to 1914, VM became close friends with Gladys Parrish Huntington (who in 1915 was to publish Carfrae's Comedy) through a common friend, Ivy Low .
MacKenzie, Raymond N. A Critical Biography of English Novelist Viola Meynell, 1885-1956. Edwin Mellen, 2002.
110-11, 113
Soon afterwards, while doing war...
Friends, Associates Betty Miller
BM 's friends included Olivia Manning , Rosamond Lehmann , Stevie Smith , Inez Holden , Viola Meynell , and Eleanor Farjeon .
Miller, Sarah, and Betty Miller. “Introduction”. On the Side of the Angels, Virago, 1985, p. vii - xviii.
In wartime she met and immediately took to Adrian Stephen ,...
Friends, Associates Naomi Royde-Smith
Another close friend of NRS , J. D. Beresford , a highly-regarded novelist, was also an important friend to Dorothy Richardson , and a mentor and support to Macaulay as well as Royde-Smith, and such...
Friends, Associates Evelyn Sharp
Some of the friends with whom she remained in contact into her final years were Eleanor Farjeon , Frederick Pethick-Lawrence , and Elizabeth Robinson .
John, Angela V. Evelyn Sharp: Rebel Woman, 1869–1955. Manchester University Press, 2009.
Occupation Gladys Henrietta Schütze
After the war, in 1919, GHS pursued regular journalistic work as well as her own writing. For the socialist Weekly Herald she worked at the invitation of W. N. Ewer , combing European newspapers in...
Textual Production Noel Streatfeild
In 1961 NS had the honour of appearing in Bodley Head 's series of monographs on children's writers, where she joined such household names as Mary Louisa Molesworth , Juliana Horatia Ewing , Lewis Carroll
Textual Production Judith Kazantzis
This remarkable anthology brings to a wider audience poems by many otherwise unknown writers, as well as by, for instance, Vera Brittain , Edith Sitwell , Nancy Cunard , Cicely Hamilton , Rose Macaulay ,...


April 1935-June 1936
Stephen King-Hall published a children'sjournal called Mine, A Magazine for All who are Young.
16-17 April 1941
Of this night Eleanor Farjeon wrote that it was the biggest London Blitz so far. . . . I believe 600 planes came over in waves.
By 20 June 2000
Jane Nissen , a former editor at Penguin , published the first four titles by Jane Nissen Books , reprints of much-loved children's books of the twentieth century.