Collaborating with the children’s author Doris Rust she had a successful run of books published by Faber & Faber in the 1960s. These included Simple Tales for the Very Young (1960), A Dog had a Dream (1961), A Melon for Robert (1963), Tales from the Pacific (1965), Tales from the Australian Bush (1968) and Tales of Magic from far and near (1969).
With a foreword by M.M. Kaye, the best-selling author of The Far Pavilions, and text written by author Evelyn Battye who had like Cecil Elgee spent time in
Below: One of Cecil Elgee's paintings in Fairlynch Museum