Edith Brill

A trip to Ebrington in Gloucestershire reminded me of Edith Brill.   Her real name was Robin Timperley.   She and her husband Harold, who was a schoolmaster in Manchester, were both passionate about the Cotswolds.   The illustrations for A Cotswold Book (1931) were by L.S. Lowry, their bad-tempered lodger, and they went on to publish Ancient Trackways of Wessex (1965).   She retired to Ebrington and published a series of books on what she always called Cotswold in the singular:  Old Cotswold (1968), The Minor Pleasures of Cotswold (1971), Life and Traditions on the Cotswolds (1973) Cotswold Ways (1985).   This was her house:


We looked for her tomb in the churchyard, but without success:




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