b Ramsgate, Kent 1930. Clarendon House Grammar Sch for Girls, Ramsgate, and St Hilda’s Coll Oxford. She worked in publishing and became chief sub-editor for Cambridge Univ Press until her appointment as Librarian and Tutor at Newnham Coll Cambridge. She has edited school text-books on Milton, written books for children (The Multiplying Glass and The Oak King and the Ash Queen), and served as an elder of Emmanuel URC in Cambridge. She was a member of the texts (sub-) committees for the mainly Methodist book Hymns and Psalms (1983) and for the URC’s Rejoice and Sing (1991). Her best-known hymn appears in several current books including the 2005 edn of A Panorama of Christian Hymnody. No.521.