Novelist, Critic, and Dramatist. He was born in Auckburn (New Zealand) and died in Keswick (England). He lived in Cumbria from 1924 until his death in 1941, where he wrote a great deal, including his Cumberland family saga 'The Herries Chronicle' ('Rogue Herries', 'Judith Paris', 'The Fortress', and 'Vanessa'). He also wrote the 15 volumes of his diaries. He was knighted in 1938, three years before his death, of a heart attack brought on by over exertion doing volunteer war work in Keswick. His grave is marked by a Celtic cross, at the corner of the terrace on the South side of the church.
Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni