Evoe and Mary Knox

Flower Festival 2012:

flowers in container with images of Mary PoppinsArranged by Peggy Agnew in memory of Mary Knox.

E V Knox (1881 – 1971) was the son of a Bishop of Coventry and later Manchester and grandson of a Bishop of Lahore; brother of Ronald Knox, the theologian and writer, and father of Penelope Fitzgerald.

As a well-know essayist and poet he contributed numerous articles to the ‘Punch’ magazine.  He was editor of ‘Punch’ from 1932-1949. He lived at 34 Well Walk and later at 110 Frognal

In 1937 he married his second wife…..

Mary Shepard (1909 – 2000) daughter of E H Shepard, a ‘Punch’ cartoonist, and illustrator of ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ and ‘The Wind in the Willows’.  Mary Shepard was herself an illustrator who is best known for illustrating ‘Mary Poppins’, a series of seven books by P L Travers.

After her husband’s death in 1971 Mary moved to The Heights, 97 Frognal.

I chose to celebrate the lives of Evoe and Mary Knox because my family had a connection with ‘Punch’ magazine.

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