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Cicely SaundersA Life and Legacy$
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David Clark

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190637934

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190637934.001.0001

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The Saunders of Hadley Hurst (1918 – 1938)

The Saunders of Hadley Hurst (1918 – 1938)

(p.7) 1 The Saunders of Hadley Hurst (1918 – 1938)
Cicely Saunders

David Clark

Oxford University Press

This opening chapter sets out the family origins, the culture, and life into which Cicely Saunders was born, and her childhood and teenage years during the inter-war period. How did this privileged upbringing, based on her father’s growing business success, lead to her subsequent caring role and long-term religious commitment? The character and personality of her parents are examined, as are the nature of their marriage, Cicely’s relationships with her two younger brothers, the domestic arrangements – and tensions — of an increasingly prosperous household, and Cicely’s conflicted ideas about faith, service, and vocation. Her schooling is explored, particularly Cicely’s time at Roedean, along with the circumstances which eventually enabled her to gain entry to Oxford for undergraduate study.

Keywords:   Cicely Saunders, Hadley Hurst, beginnings, schooldays, Philip Gordon Saunders, Mary Christian Knight, life with the Saunders, emerging to womanhood

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