Candida Rose Lycett Green (Betjeman)
Daughter of Sir John Betjeman, CBE and Penelope Valentine Hester Betjeman
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About Candida Rose Lycett Green (Betjeman)
Candida Lycett Green (22 September 1942–19 August 2014) was a British author who wrote sixteen books including English Cottages, Goodbye London, The Perfect English House, Over the Hills and Far Away and The Dangerous Edge of Things. Her television documentaries include “The Englishwoman and the Horse” and “The Front Garden”. Unwrecked England, based on a regular column of the same name she has written for The Oldie since 1992, was published in 2009. She has been described as "the finest writer of our time on the English countryside". She also edited and introduced her father John Betjeman’s letters and prose in three volumes to critical acclaim. She was a commissioner of English Heritage for nine years and her proudest achievement is the role she played in the regeneration of Chatterley Whitfield Colliery, Stoke-On-Trent. She is a member of the Performing Rights Society through her song-writing lyrics and has been a Contributing Editor to Vogue since 1987. She was part of the original team who started Private Eye. Nicky Haslam nominated Lycett Green as the living person he most admired ("beautiful, brave, strong, clever, loving and loved").