To a Fat Lady Seen from the Train

Frances Cornford (1886-1960)

Read by Alison Vinnicombe, Registrar, Secretary to the Council and Secretary to the Governing Body.

Frances Cornford (née Darwin; 30 March 1886 – 19 August 1960) was an English poet. She was raised in Cambridge, among a dense social network of aunts, uncles, and cousins, and was educated privately. Frances Cornford published several books of verse, including Poems (1910), Spring Morning (1915), Autumn Midnight (1923), and Different Days (1928). Mountains and Molehills (1935) was illustrated with woodcuts by Cornford's cousin Gwen Raverat.


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