Helen Dunmore


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in Yorkshire, The United Kingdom
December 12, 1952

Died
June 05, 2017

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I was born in December 1952, in Yorkshire, the second of four children. My father was the eldest of twelve, and this extended family has no doubt had a strong influence on my life, as have my own children. In a large family you hear a great many stories. You also come to understand very early that stories hold quite different meanings for different listeners, and can be recast from many viewpoints.

Poetry was very important to me from childhood. I began by listening to and learning by heart all kinds of rhymes and hymns and ballads, and then went on to make up my own poems, using the forms I’d heard. Writing these down came a little later.

I studied English at the University of York, and after graduation taught English as a foreign language i
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“I wish I was away in Ingo
Far across the briny sea
Sailing over deepest waters
Where neither care nor worry trouble me.”
helen dunmore, Ingo

“In a world without air all you breathe is adventure!”
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“The human longing for story is so powerful, so primitive, that it seems like something not learned, but locked into our genes.”
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