Literary Birthday – 13 February – Eleanor Farjeon

Eleanor Farjeon was born 13 February 1881, and died 5 June 1965.

Five Quotes

  1. No love-story has ever been told twice. I never heard any tale of lovers that did not seem to me as new as the world on its first morning.
  2. The events of childhood do not pass, but repeat themselves like seasons of the year.
  3. It’s no use crying over spilt evils. It’s better to mop them up laughing.
  4. It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can’t see.
  5. Love has no uttermost, as the stars have no number and the sea no rest.

Eleanor Farjeon was an English author of children’s stories and plays, poetry, biography, history, and satire. She won many literary awards and the Eleanor Farjeon Award for children’s literature is presented annually in her memory. She is the author of The Little Bookroom.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 13th February 2014