Llewelyn Powys (1884 - 1939)
Llewelyn Powys (13 August 1884 – 2 December 1939) was a British novelist and essayist and younger brother of John Cowper Powys and T. F. Powys. Powys was born in Dorchester, the son of the Reverend Charles Francis Powys (1843–1923), who was vicar of Montacute, Somerset for thirty-two years, and Mary Cowper Johnson, a descendent of the poet William Cowper. He came from a family of eleven children, many of whom were also talented. Two brothers John Cowper Powys and Theodore Francis Powys were also well-known writers, while his sister Philippa published a novel and some poetry. Another sister Marian Powys was an authority on lace and lace-making and published a book on this subject. His brother A. R. Powys was Secretary of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, and published a number of books on architectural subjects. He was educated at Sherborne School 1899-1903 and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge 1903-1906. While lecturing in the United States he contracted tuberculosis. After his return in 1909, he travelled again, living for a while in Switzerland. His time spent in Africa, farming with his brother William near Gilgil in British East Africa (now in Kenya) from 1914 to 1919.
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