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  Finding a Forgotten Devon Author's Grandmother; Who was Edith Dart’s Granny Jane Sampson? Lanes, distant moor and ‘Lydcott’, a farm (once home of my mother Clarice Green Sampson) in area of  South Tawton, Taw Green & Sampford Courtenay Cover of PlayBook Sareel Writing the Devon Rural  It was a long low house, with whitewashed cob walls and a thatched roof, cowering underneath the shelter of a tor, with only a little patch of garden ground, roughly fenced in, separating it from the open land that stretched away from it on either side. On one hand there was cultivated land that had been snatched from the jealous moor in other days, when public rights were less authoritative than at present; but it was a small portion only, kept from returning to its wild state by constant toil and unremitting efforts. The granite boulders pushed through the surface everywhere, the garden was no more than a handful of earth above it, where only hardy plants and a few straggling bushes might surv

Edith Dart; A Devon Writer's Journey to Publication

Edith Dart’s Writing Crediton Church Christmas Tree Festival 2022. 'She heard one voice between her chants, from matins to compline. It sang not canticle nor psalm. It drowned the Mass divine. "Can there be sin in Christendom, Mother of God, as mine?" From 'A Sin' in Earth with its Bars & Other Poems , by Edith Dart Contexts; Fiction and Poetry      Edith Dart published short stories, novels and poetry. Her work also appeared in a wide variety of contemporary journals and anthologies. There’s also a scattering of reviews about her work published in various contemporary papers and journals. Remembered especially for her novel Sareel which was apparently made into a film (but unfortunately as yet I’ve not found any reference to it) according to her friend Mary Patricia Willcocks Edith apparently gained national recognition for several of her books and for her poetry. As yet I’ve only had the opportunity to read one or two of Edith’s short stories printed in jou