Barbara Willard

Barbara Willard

Barbara Willard (1909-1994), a British historical/children's author, was born in Sussex, England, daughter of a Shakespearean actor. She made her first stage appearance at the age of eleven and after completion of her formal schooling, she continued acting. In addition, she began writing film scripts and novels for adults. In the late 1950's Miss Willard turned to writing for children, fulfilling a life-long desire. Her favorite genre was historical fiction. Since she had been an only child until the age of twelve, many of her nearly sixty works reflect a fascination with large families. She enjoyed over fifty years of writing for both children and adults.

Very little about the author was written during her lifetime, because of her private nature. She died in her native land in 1994.

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Augustine Came to Kent
Bethlehem Books Living History Library
by Barbara Willard
from Bethlehem Books
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
If All the Swords in England
Bethlehem Books Living History Library
by Barbara Willard
from Bethlehem Books
Historical Fiction for 5th-7th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
Son of Charlemagne
Bethlehem Books Living History Library
by Barbara Willard
from Bethlehem Books
Historical Fiction for 5th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)