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Larkin, Philip Arthur (1922–1985), poet, writer, and librarian

Anthony Thwaite

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/31333

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Larkin, Philip Arthur (1922–1985), poet, writer, and librarian, was born at 2 Poultney Road, Radford, Coventry, on 9 August 1922, the only son and younger child of Sydney Larkin (1884–1948), city treasurer of Coventry, who came from Lichfield, and his wife, Eva Emily Day (1886–1977)...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets) ; Education ; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences

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