"some volumes of Georgian Poetry, Sinister Street and South Wind"
Vita Sackville-West (1918)
Public DomainVita Sackville-West (1918) - Credit: William Strang (1859-1921)
Fredegond Shove, c.1925
Public DomainFredegond Shove, c.1925 - Credit: Lady Ottoline Morrell

 Georgian Poetry was a series of anthologies of English poetry, published between 1912 and 1922 under the editorship of Edward Marsh.

It was published in 5 volumes in 1912, 1915, 1917, 1919 and 1922 by Harold Munro of The Poetry Bookshop, and dealt with poems written between 1911 and 1922.

Poets whose work appears in the anthologies include Walter de la Mare, Rupert Brooke, John Masefield, Siegfried Sassoon and D.H. Lawrence.

Women are remarkably absent from the anthologies, their only representatives being Vita Sackville-West and the rather intriguingly named Fredegond Shove!


Sinister Street is a two-volume novel by Compton Mackenzie, published in 1913/14.

Sir Edward Montague Compton Mackenzie (1883-1972) was an English-born Scottish novelist, best known for two novels: Monarch of the Glen (1941) and Whisky Galore (1947); the second novel was made into a film in 1948.

Compton Mackenzie, 1914
Public DomainCompton Mackenzie, 1914 - Credit: Alvin Langdon Coburn

He was extremely proud of his Scottish roots and was one of the founder members of the Scottish Nationalist Party.


The novel South Wind is the best-known work of Norman Douglas (1868-1952), a British novelist and travel writer.