Cecilia has had a long career as both an in-house and freelance picture researcher working for many publishers in the UK on illustrated reference and non-reference books. She is a passionate long-distance walker whose aim is to get people off their sofas and join her in getting healthier and fitter and also caring more about the countryside by respecting the beauty of nature. She is deeply passionate about history and loves spending time researching various fascinating periods of history. She was on the steering committee and was then voted as a founder trustee of the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome when it became a charity. She has walked the long-distance route between Canterbury and Rome twice amongst other routes in the UK, Spain and across the hot landscapes of Australia. She has interests in photography, the great outdoors and endless reading of everything. She is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.