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Edith Mary England

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Occupation  poet and novelist
Nationality  Australian
Died  1979
Language  English
Years active  1915-1970
Books  Where the Old Road Ran: And Other Poems

Edith Mary England (1899—1979) was an Australian novelist and poet who was born in Townsville, Queensland.

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Personal life

England moved to Boonah in south-east Queensland at the age of six, and was later educated in Sydney and at Ipswich Grammar. She received a degree in music and taught for a while. In 1922 England married Schomberg Montagu Bertie, and had two daughters, Caroline (1923) and Patricia (1926). Bertie died in 1937, and in 1938 England left Boonah. She was remarried in 1942 to Henry August Anders.

E. M. England died in 1979.

Writing career

Her first published poems appeared in The Australian Town and Country Journal in 1915 and her first poetry collection was published in 1927. She published eight novels during her lifetime with the first appearing as a serial in The Queenslander in 1928-29.

References

Edith Mary England Wikipedia


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