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Jennings, Elizabeth Joanlocked

  • Neil Powell


Jennings, Elizabeth Joan (1926–2001), poet, was born at The Bungalow, Tower Road, Skirbeck, Boston, Lincolnshire, on 18 July 1926, the younger daughter of Henry Cecil Jennings, medical officer of health for the county, and his wife, (Helen) Mary, née Turner. 'Grasses cut your fingers on that shore', she recalled; and there were 'blazing tulips in formidable ranks' as well as honeysuckle, which remained potent as the 'first flower to be seen and smelt' (...

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