Barbara Comyns

Barbara Comyns was born in 1909 and brought up in rural Warwickshire,where she began writing and illustrating stories at the age of ten. Heridiosyncratic novels have been described as "like pictures painted on glass".She died in 1992.Margaret Drabble was born in Sheffield in1939 and educated at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she studiedEnglish Literature. She has published seventeen novels, most recently