Wilfred Rowland Childe

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Wilfred Rowland Childe (1890–1952) was a British author and poet.[1]

Childe was educated at Harrow School and Magdalen College, Oxford. He edited Oxford Poetry in 1916 and 1917. He became a Roman Catholic convert in 1916. He is chiefly remembered for Dream English. A Fantastical Romance (1917) which was and still is something of a minor cult book. He was admired by Arthur Machen and later by the poet Robin Skelton. His Selected Poems was published in 1936. He associated with the Sitwells, but was no modernist.


  • The Little City (1911)
  • Dream English. A Fantastical Romance (1917)
  • The Gothic Rose (1922)
  • Ivory Palaces (1925)
  • Blue Distance (1930) travel writing
  • The Golden Thurible
  • The Garland of Armor
  • Selected Poems (1936)
  • The Blessèd Pastures (1950)


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