Sylvia Lynd

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Sylvia Lynd (née Dryhurst) (1888 – 21 February 1952) was a poet, essayist, short story writer and novelist. She was born in London, her father A. R. Dryhurst and her mother, the suffragist writer Nora Dryhurst (née Robinson) being Dubliners. She was educated at the Slade School of Art, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Dryhurst edited one issue of the Irish nationalist paper Bean na hÉireann; she then left for England, and Helena Molony took it over.[1] She married in 1909 a journalist and man of letters, Robert Wilson Lynd. They lived in Hampstead, London for many years.


  • The Chorus (1916) novel
  • The Thrush and the Jay (1916) Constable, essays and poems
  • The Goldfinches (1920) poems
  • The Swallowdive (1921) novel
  • The Mulberry Bush (1925) short stories
  • The Yellow Placard (1931), Gollancz, poems
  • The Christmas Omnibus (1932), Gollancz (editor)
  • The Enemies (1934), Dent, poems
  • English Children (1942), Britain in Pictures series, William Collins
  • Selected Poems of Sylvia Lynd (1945), Macmillan


  1. ^ Senia Pašeta (5 December 2013). Irish Nationalist Women, 1900–1918. Cambridge University Press. p. 96. ISBN 978-1-107-72979-7. 

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