Margiad Evans was born Peggy Whistler in Uxbridge in 1909, but it was the Border Country around Ross-on-Wye which became central to her consciousness and her writing. She took the name Margiad Evans to reflect this sense of identity. Her first novel, Country Dance, was published in 1932, and is known as ‘The Welsh Wuthering Heights’. Her work includes Country Dance (1932), The Wooden Doctor(1933), Turf or Stone (1934), and Creed(1936), as well as non-fiction, short stories, autobiography and two collections of poetry, Poems from Obscurity (1947) and A Candle Ahead(1956) as well as two memoirs, including an account of her experiences of epilepsy. She died in 1958.