Softly, Barbara (Charmian)

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SOFTLY, Barbara (Charmian)

SOFTLY, Barbara (Charmian). British, b. 1924. Genres: Children's fiction, Children's non-fiction, Novellas/Short stories, History. Career: Former school teacher. Publications: Plain Jane, 1961; Place Mill, 1962; A Stone in a Pool, 1965; Ponder and William, 1966; Magic People, 1966; Ponder and William on Holiday, 1968; More Magic People, 1969; Hippo, Potta and Muss, 1969; A Lemon Yellow Elephant Called Trunk, 1970; Geranium, 1972; Ponder and William at Home, 1972; Ponder and William at the Weekend, 1974; Queens of England, 1977; The Story of the Village of Sid- bury, Devon, England 1800-1900; Tapping on the Garden Gate, 1995; Further Tappings at Sidbury Gates, 1998; Within the Bounds, Sidbury Parish Past & Present, 1998; Sidbury's Church of a Thousand Years, 2000. Contributor of short stories and articles to magazines. Address: Bundels, Ridgway Lane, Sidbury, Devon EX10 0SF, England.