The Secret Flower

Paraphraser: Eleanor Farjeon

Eleanor Farjeon, (born Feb. 13, 1881, London--died June 5, 1965, Hampstead, London), English writer for children whose magical but unsentimental tales, which often mock the behaviour of adults, earned her a revered place in many British nurseries. The daughter of a British novelist and granddaughter of a U.S. actor, Eleanor Farjeon grew up in the bohemian literary and dramatic circles of London. Attending opera and theatre at 4 and writing on her father’s typewriter at 7, Farjeon came to public attention at 16 as the librettist of an opera, with music by her brother Harry, which was produced by the Royal Academy of Music. Her success with Nursery Rhymes of London Town (1916), simple tunes originally for adults but adapted and sung i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This child was born to men of God
Title: The Secret Flower
Original Language: German
Paraphraser: Eleanor Farjeon
Language: English
Copyright: By permission of Oxford University Press



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Oxford Book of Carols #97

Songs of Light #56

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