Henry Williamson
(1895-1977)

Died aged c. 82

Henry William Williamson (1 December 1895 – 13 August 1977) was an English author who wrote novels concerned with wildlife, English social history and ruralism. He was awarded the Hawthornden Prize for literature in 1928 for his book Tarka the Otter. He was born in London, and brought up in a semi-rural area where he developed his love of nature, and nature writing. He fought in World War I and, having witnessed the Christmas Truce and the devastation of trench warfare, he developed first a pacifist ideology, then Fascist sympathies. He moved to Devon after World War II and took up farming and writing; he wrote many other novels. He married twice, and died in a hospice in Ealing in 1977, and was buried in North Devon.

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Henry Williamson writer 1895–1977 lived here (1902-1920)

21 Eastern Road, Brockley, London, United Kingdom where they was

The home of Henry Williamson author 'Tarka the Otter' Dec 1895-1977 Aug

4 Capstone Road, Ilfracombe, United Kingdom where they lived

Henry Williamson writer (1895-1977) lived here from 1925 to 1929 and wrote 'Tarka the Otter' published in 1927

Crowberry Cottage, Georgeham, United Kingdom where they lived

Henry Williamson writer (1895-1977) farmed Old Hall Farm, Stiffkey 1937-1945 and also lived here during this period

Wells Road, Stiffkey, United Kingdom where they farmed (1937-1944) and lived (1937-1944)

Henry Williamson writer 1895-1977 lived here 1921-1925

Skirr Cottage, Georgeham, United Kingdom where they lived (1921-1925)

Henry Williamson writer 1895-1977 Baggy Point inspired his writing

Baggy Point, Croyde, United Kingdom where they was