Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore (1952 – 2017) was born in Beverley and spent much of her life in Bristol. She wrote novels, short stories and children’s books, as well as poetry. She won the Orange Prize for her novel A Spell of Winter and her final poetry collection Inside the Wave (Bloodaxe, 2017) was a Costa Book of the Year. She had an abiding love of Cornwall and of the sea, and both feature regularly in her work.

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