ABOUT THE AUTHOR
VICTOR KNOWLAND (1913 -1997) was really rather like Eudoria if you want to know what he looked like. He was about as thin, with just as long a nose, and is every bit as scatty, and although he is was a good deal younger when he wrote this story and a different sex the resemblance was remarkably close.
However he always denied that he was a witch because he went to the popular public school, Dulwich College in London, and went on to Study law at Exeter College, Oxford, both of which places he claimed were far too sane and respectable ever to harbour a witch.
He didn't like doing Law though. He found it interfered far too much with much more exciting things like drawing and painting, so he went to the Byam Shaw School of Art in London and studied painting.
In April 1939 he married a very nice girl, but very soon the second world war came along and soldiering for about six years in England and India stopped nearly every activity he liked.At the end of the war he came home to find that he had three children, twin girls of five, Jennifer and Adrienne, and a boy of four, Nicholas. He had hardly ever seen them except as babies and then for a very short periods, and although he had always sent them sweets and things from India he thought he had better write them a story to make up for being away so long.
So he wrote Eudoria's Broomstick.
Later he and his wife Lenny Knowland had three more boys, John, Oliver and Steven.
They moved to Suffolk and became farmers.