John Oxenham





John Oxenham

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born
in Manchester, Lancashire, The United Kingdom
November 12, 1852

died
January 23, 1941

gender
male

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William Arthur Dunkerley was a prolific English journalist, novelist and poet. He was born in Manchester, spent a short time after his marriage in America before moving to Ealing, west London, where he served as deacon and teacher at the Ealing Congregational Church from the 1880s, and he then moved to Worthing in Sussex in 1922, where he became the town's mayor.

He wrote under his own name, and also as John Oxenham for his poetry, hymn-writing, and novels. His poetry includes Bees in Amber: a little book of thoughtful verse (1913) which became a bestseller. He also wrote the poem Greatheart. He used another pseudonym, Julian Ross, for journalism. Dunkerley was a major contributor to Jerome K. Jerome's The Idler magazine.

He had two sons an
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Carette of Sark
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Pearl of Pearl Island
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The Hidden Years
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A Maid of the Silver Sea
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God's Prisoner: A Story
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The fiery cross
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1914
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More books by John Oxenham…
“Art thou lonely, O my brother?
Share thy little with another!
Stretch a hand to one unfriended,
And the loneliness is ended.”
John Oxenham

“For death begins with life's first breath,
And life begins at touch of death.”
John Oxenham