DAILY POEM

The Plunge (John Cross, George Eliot's second husband, leapt from the hotel window on their honeymoon)
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DAILY POEM

The Plunge

(John Cross, George Eliot's second husband, leapt from the hotel window on their honeymoon)

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Pauline Stainer is a freelance writer and tutor, and a guest lecturer at Schumacher College, Dartington. She won first prize in the Stroud Festival poetry competition in 1984, and has won major awards in several other competitions, including the Times Literary Supplement and the King's Lynn, Cheltenham, Leek, Hastings and York festival competitions. In 1987 she was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship. This poem is from her latest col

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