Barbara Euphan Todd: Miss Ranskill Comes Home (1468 words)


Born in 1890 near Doncaster, Barbara Euphan Todd and her parents, Thomas, an Anglican vicar, and her mother Alice, moved to the village in Hampshire where Barbara was brought up. She was a VAD in the First World War and later had articles published in Punch and The Spectator before focussing on writing for children. This is the area for which she is best remembered, particularly the ten novels about Worzel Gummidge, The Scarecrow of Scatterbrook between 1936 and 1963. She died in Berkshire in 1976.

Miss Ranskill Comes Home is Todd’s only novel for adults, published in 1946 under the name Barbara Bower by Chapman and Hall and republished in 2003 by Persephone Books. Extraordinary …

Citation: Kennedy, Sue. "Miss Ranskill Comes Home". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 31 July 2022 [, accessed 16 August 2022.]

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