About the Author
The author and artist Cerita Stanley-Little, was born as Cerita Ida Claire Brown in 1906, in Bournemouth, a fashionable seaside resort town in the south of England. There she pursued a fine art education, and traveled widely before her marriage. Settling down in neighboring Southampton, she raised two children. During World War.II, she returned to Bournemouth and lived in Liliput. There in spite of being severely limited by chronic asthma, she continued her artistic life, creating drawings, paintings and writing romantic novels, poems and articles. Her articles were published in various magazines and newspapers. Her delightful children's stories were read on radio BBC. She died in Lymington Hampshire in 1978.