ERIC FITCH DAGLISH (1894-1966) was a wood engraver, watercolour painter and illustrator, mainly of birds and country life. As well as The South Country, he illustrated Woodcuts of British Birds (1925), The Compleat Angler (1927) and The Natural History of Selborne (1929). He was born in Islington, London in 1892, the son of James William Daglish and Kate Annie Fitch, who were originally from Whickham in County Durham but moved to London in the mid 19th century and established a cabinet making and upholstery business.