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date: 17 October 2019

KINGSLEY, Charles (1819–75) English novelist, author 

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

of The *Water-Babies. He was the son of a clergyman who had taken Holy Orders simply to have a profession, his guardians having mishandled his inheritance. Charles was born in a Devonshire village where his father was parish priest. He went up to Cambridge in ... ...

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