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Walter de la Mare Biography
Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was an English poet, short story writer, and novelist, probably best remembered for his works for children.

He was born in Kent, descended from a family of French Huguenots, and was educated at St Paul's Choir School. His first job with an oil company allowed him enough leisure time for writing, and in 1908 he received a Civil List pension which enabled him to concentrate on writing.

De la Mare also wrote some subtle psychological horror stories. Seaton's Aunt and Out of the Deep are noteworthy examples.


Songs of Childhood (1902)
Henry Brocken (1904)
The Three Mulla Mulgars (1910)
The Return (1910)
The Listeners (1912)
Peacock Pie (1913)
Memoirs of a Midget (1921)
O Lovely England (1952)
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