Eden Phillpotts
(1862-1960)

Died aged c. 98

Eden Phillpotts (4 November 1862 – 29 December 1960) was an English author, poet and dramatist. He was born in Mount Abu, British India, educated in Plymouth, Devon, and worked as an insurance officer for 10 years before studying for the stage and eventually becoming a writer. He co-wrote two plays with his daughter Adelaide Phillpotts, The Farmer's Wife (1924) and Yellow Sands (1926); but is best known as the author of many novels, plays and poems about Dartmoor. His Dartmoor cycle of 18 novels and two volumes of short stories still has many avid readers despite the fact that many titles are out of print.

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Beyond this wall stood Eltham home for twenty eight years to Eden Phillpotts (b.1862-d.1960) author of more than 300 books including the 18 novels of his Dartmoor Cycle. Freeman of Torquay from 1921 President of the Dartmoor Preservation Association 1951-1960

Oakhill Road, Torquay, United Kingdom where they lived