Eden PhillpottsEden Phillpotts
) British novelist, poet, and dramatist.
He was educated at Plymouth and worked as an insurance officer for 10 years before studying for the stage and eventually becoming a writer. He was the author of many novels, plays and poems about Dartmoor
. His Dartmoor cycle of 18 novels and two volumes of short stories still have many avid readers despite the fact that many titles are out of print.
Apart from the Dartmoor cycle, he wrote many other books with a Dartmoor setting. He was for many years the President of the Dartmoor Preservation Association and cared passionately about the conservation of Dartmoor.
Some of his novels about Dartmoor include:
- My Devon Year (ISBN 1841141364)
- Children of the Mist
- The River
- The Thief of Virtue
- The Whirlwind
- The Beacon
- Orphan Dinah
- The American Prisoner
- Virgin in Judgment
- The Three Brothers
- Children of Men
- The Mother