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Causley, Charles Stanleylocked

  • John Mole


Causley, Charles Stanley (1917–2003), poet, was born on 24 August 1917 at Riverside in the parish of St Thomas, Launceston, Cornwall, the only child of Charles Samuel Causley (1885–1924), groom and gardener, and his wife, Laura Jane, née Bartlett (1888–1971), domestic servant. With characteristically wry precision he was later to note that the day of his birth was 'the 1,117th day of the “Great War”' (...

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