Winning Year: 1950 Author: Elfrida Vipont Foulds Title: The Lark on the Wing
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The novel is the sequel to the much praised and popular book at the time, The Lark in the Morn, and it continues the story of the determined and single minded Kit Haverard who has just left the Heryot Friend's Quaker School. Miss Priestly, her frumpish but wise head teacher, reminds her that "goodness grows" and that might be the motto of both books.
Born in1910, Elfrida Vipont was a writer of Quaker and children's literature. She was born in Manchester but on the outbreak of the Second World War she moved to the north Lancashire village of Yealand Conyers.
Her most famous book for children was The Elephant and the Bad Baby (Hamish Hamilton, 1969). She also wrote a biography of the famous Victorian Quaker prison reformer Elizabeth Fry.