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Geoffrey Grigson


British poet, author, editor, critic, and naturalist known for Crazy Flowers in Britain, An Ingestion of Glaciers Cream, and various other works. He received the 1971 Duff Cooper Award for the poetry collection entitled Discoveries of Bone fragments and Rocks. He was among seven sons blessed to a clergyman. Unfortunately, five of his brothers had been wiped out in either Globe Battle I or Globe Battle II. He proved helpful as an editor for the BBC Monitoring Provider during World Battle II. He was wedded 3 x — to Francis Galt, Berta Emma Kunert, and Jane McIntire — and acquired four kids. He was the daddy of jazz musician Lionel Grigson.

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Date Of Birth March 2, 1905
Place Of Birth England
Profession Poet
Education St Edmund Hall, Oxford
Nationality British, English
Spouse Berta Emma Kunert, Frances Franklin Galt, Jane Grigson
Children Sophie Grigson, Lionel Grigson, Anna Grigson, Caroline Grigson
Parents Mary Beatrice Boldero, Canon William Shuckforth Grigson
Siblings John Grigson, Wilfrid Grigson
Movies The Living Pattern
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1Father of Lionel Grigson and Sophie Grigson.



Our National Heritage: The Living Pattern1962Documentary short script

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