After the excitement of finding an admirer of Budleigh Salterton writer George Mills in Florida that I last described at http://budleighbrewsterunited.blogspot.com/2011/01/does-anyone-in-budleigh-salterton-know.html comes mention via a Google news alert of another literary name closely associated with our town.
And this time it's an American enthusiast from Massachusetts! Who not only knows Brewster and tells me it's a "lovely" town but has preached in that beautiful typically New England First Parish Unitarian Universalist church.
Joyce Dennys, some of whose work is in Fairlynch Museum, was an illustrator, painter, author and playwright born in India in 1893. She was also the wife of Budleigh Salterton GP Dr Tom Evans. There is a truly excellent biographical sketch of her life by London-based art gallery owner David Cohen at http://www.dcfa.com/articles/dennys.shtml which is well worth a read.