De la Mare, Walter (John) at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
British poet and novelist. Of French Huguenot descent, he was educated in London and worked for the Standard Oil Co. (1890-1908) before turning to writing, initially under the pseudonym Walter Ramal. He wrote for both adults and children. His collection Come Hither (1923) was especially highly praised. Memoirs of a Midget (1921) was his best-known novel. His Collected Stories for Children appeared in 1947. He was buried in St. Paul's Cathedral.