John Beevers was an English author of the twentieth century, born in 1912 at Yorkshire. In the 1930s he started a career in journalism with the Manchester Daily Dispatch, before joining the B.B.C. in 1941. He remained there until 1969, eventually becoming an executive. He spent his spare time writing books, comprised mostly of saint biographies and translations of French spiritual works, including Storm of Glory, Saint Therese: The Little Flower, and Virgin of the Poor. He died on the thirteenth of September, 1975, and was survived by his wife, daughter and two grandchildren.