- Born in 1927 in Pretoria, South Africa.
- Started academic career by obtaining degrees in English Literature
and Philosophy. Briefly lectured in English Literature at university
- Married in 1951.
- Raised three children and had a most interesting and stimulating
life as the wife of Oliver Caldecott in London from 1951 to 1989.
(Oliver was an editor at Penguins, Readers Union, and Hutchinson and
founded his own publishing firm Wildwood House with his partner Dieter
Pevsner. His last editorial post was at Rider, for Century Hutchinson.
He was also a very good artist.)
- Took evening classes in palaeontology (geology always a favourite
subject), religious studies and mythology. Was secretary of the Dulwich
Group in the 'sixties, a most successful poetry reading group. Read a
lot. Wrote books. Met many interesting people and had many interesting
discussions. Travelled a lot.
- Moved to Bath in 1989.
- Her life has also been enriched by the interests of her children:
Religion - Conservation - Art.
- She has had various experiences she considers to be ‘paranormal’,
including a dramatic healing from angina. She gives talks to various
personal growth and consciousness raising groups, and groups interested
in the ancient sacred sites of Britain. Her most successful book so
Guardians Of The Tall Stones, is set in
ancient Bronze Age Britain, and is required reading for some groups
visiting the sacred sites of Britain from America. It has been in print
for 21 years.
- Myths and legends are a particular passion and she follows Jung and
Joseph Campbell in believing that they are not ‘just’ stories but
actually deep and meaningful expressions of the universal and eternal
in the human psyche.