Kingsley Charles

CHARLES KINGSLEY, best-known to modern readers as the author of The Water Babies, was born at Holne, Dartmoor in 1819. After studying at Magdalene College, Cambridge, he was ordained and became rector at Eversley, Hampshire. Well known as a Christian Socialist who did much to improve the lot of the working class, Kingsley was also for a time professor of Modern History at Cambridge and chaplain to Queen Victoria.MALCOLM DAY is an author and editor of books on history and religion, including recently, 'Voices from the World of Jane Austen'. He used to work as an editor for Reader's Digest General Books and now devotes most of his time to writing. He lives on Dartmoor and is married with three young children.