Jean Moorcroft Wilson

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Jean Moorcroft Wilson (born 3 October 1941) is a British academic and writer, best known as a biographer and critic of First World War poets and poetry.[1]

A lecturer in English at Birkbeck, University of London, she has written a two-volume biography of Siegfried Sassoon,[2] as well as works on Virginia Woolf, Charles Sorley, Isaac Rosenberg[3] and William Watson. Her husband is the publisher Cecil Woolf.[4]


  • I Was an English Poet: Biography of Sir William Watson (1982)
  • Virginia Woolf, Life and London: A Biography of Place (1988)
  • Leonard Woolf: Pivot or outsider of Bloomsbury (1994)
  • Virginia Woolf's London (2000)
  • The Selected Poems of Isaac Rosenberg (editor) (2003)
  • Siegfried Sassoon: The Making of a War Poet, A Biography (1886-1918) (1999)
  • Siegfried Sassoon: The Journey from the Trenches 1918-1967 (2004)
  • Isaac Rosenberg (2008)


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