Born on 3rd July 1902, in Manchester, England
Died on 14th March 1992
During World War II Elfrida was headmistress of an Evacuation School set up by Quakers in Manchester and Liverpool where children from those cities and from further afield were sent for safety, away from the wartime bombing. Three of her own daughters were pupils at the school
She had already published three books for children before the war. After it was over she became a writer in many fields, with interests in history, Quakerism and music. She wrote nearly two dozen novels, stories and anthologies for children and young adults. The Lark in the Morn and The Lark on the Wing are among the best of many books. The Lark on the Wing won the Carnegie Medal in 1951.
Elfrida's work in Leaf through a good book
Another book by Elfrida's Vipont