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    Margaret I Pogson

ISBN: Hardback. 978-0-9568464-4-0

My Devonshire Year

by: Margaret I Pogson


Meet the Author
Although Margaret's grandparents were from Devon, she was born in Derbyshire in 1934. The family then moved to London where her father ran a busy signal box. Her mother used to paint and that inspired Margaret who, when only 14, won a gardening magazine competition for flower painting. Later she received further art education at evening classes and local art societies and was inspired by visiting professional artists. The family moved to the Lincolnshire Fens where Margaret was to meet Kenneth, her future husband. He was a railway fireman who used to pass her father's signal box. On the express routes he fired famous steam engines such as the Flying Scotsman. They married, had two sons and later moved to Seaton in East Devon in 1970 where her husband, who having left the railway in 1961, ran the local Ambulance Station. The journal was started in 1979 and completed in 1985. Margaret gave the book to Brian, her son, on her 80th birthday and she is delighted it has now been published.

Margaret passed away peacefully on 12th March 2016, in the place she loved Seaton, Devon.
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If you love the countryside and coast around Axminster and Seaton you will love this one.

An evocative account of Margaret Pogson’s timeless observations of the natural history along the coastline and countryside of Devon’s Jurassic Coast. Join Margaret on her gentle journey through the year and enjoy her enchanting portrait of the landscape she saw around her. It is a calm and peaceful world that evokes the natural beauty of Devon.

Her personal journal of the shifting seasons is a beautiful record of another time, another place…

It was originally written and painted to celebrate the beauty of Devonshire.

When the author feared she would have to move away and lose her beloved West Country home, she decided to write this journal as a permanent record of her love of Devon.

She captured a whole year in words and pictures and it eventually took her six years to complete the detailed work.

The Journal remained hidden for 30 years.

As the delicate watercolours had been concealed for decades they were as fresh today as the day they were painted.


ISBN: Hardback. 978-0-9568464-4-0
Publisher: Richard Webb
Publish Date: 2015
Page Count: 224

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