Written by Dr Mary Munro-Hill
Dr Mary Munro-Hill is a Quaker and an Anglican (“Quanglican”) who has served as an Elder in the Pickering and Hull Monthly Meeting and as Quaker Chaplain and Anglican Reader at the University of Hull. She became a Reader (Licensed Lay Minister) in the Church of England in 1979 and has been a church organist since the 1950s.
In retirement, after a career spent teaching Languages and Theology in universities, colleges and schools, Mary is now a full-time writer, having published five academic works on 20th-century French Language and Literature. She is now preparing a sixth.
An occasional poet since childhood, Mary has decided to mark her 80th birthday by publishing a few of her more recent poems.