Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965)

Death: 5th June 1965
Location: St-John-at-Hampstead Church, Hampstead, London  Plot: H104 in the graveyard extension
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English writer, playwright and poet, although today it is her words to the hymn Morning Has Broken that are her most recognised work. 
She was encouraged to write by her father, himself a writer. Eleanor was extremely shy, even in adulthood, but she had a wide circle of friends, including D.H. Lawrence, Robert Frost and Water de la Mare. 
Although she never married she had a relationship with George Earle, a teacher, which lasted for thirty years. After his death in 1949 she entered into a relationship with Denys Blakelock, who wrote about her in his memoir Portrait of a Farjeon in 1966. 
When she died the Children’s Book Circle established the Eleanor Farjeon Award in her honour, which is awarded to an individual to recognise their contribution to children’s literature, winners have included Jacquline Wilson and Philip Pullman.