Enid Jones, 1920-2013

Enid Jones was a remarkable lady, and quite the best teacher I ever knew. I was lucky enough to be one of her pupils at secondary school; she encouraged my interest in her subject, English, and praised my work without ever, as she said, giving it more than 8 out of 10. I sent her all my books (which I expect she would have marked in the same way) and I was privileged to know her as a dear friend. She died recently at the age of 92, physically frail, but mentally as sharp and alert as she had ever been. My work in future will have to go unmarked, but I shall never forget the example she set me of care and accuracy in the composition of English sentences, and even more of the love of poetry, which she communicated so well. Thank you, Enid.