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Ruth Silcock (1926 - 2014)

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  • Ruth Silcock, born in Manchester in 1926, read English at Girton College, Cambridge. She later became a psychiatric social worker, working with both adults and children. She also published several children’s books as well as her three collections of poems. A successful radio play, 46 Nursing Homes, was based on a sequence of her poems from A Wonderful View of the Sea. She lived in Oxfordshire and died in 2014.

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