British author and Tv presenter Candida Lycett Green has died, aged 71.

The writer passed away on Tuesday (19Aug14) following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Lycett Green wrote 16 books during her career, including the Hadrian the Hedgehog series for children and her memoir Over the Hills and Far Away, in which she described her battle with breast cancer. She recovered in 1999.

She was also one of the founding members of Private Eye magazine in the 1960s and later presented Tv documentaries about gardening and English cottages, which inspired spin-off non-fiction books.

Her father was Sir John Betjeman, who was named Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1972 until his death in 1984.