Winifred Foley


Born
in Brierley, The United Kingdom
July 25, 1914

Died
March 21, 2009


Her first book, A Child in the Forest, was published by the BBC in 1974 after it was aired as a Woman's Hour serial on the radio the previous year.

It became the first of the celebrated Forest Trilogy. Chronicling her experiences of growing up in poverty in the Forest of Dean, the story subsequently inspired a BBC Television drama Abide with Me (1977).

The book's sequel, No Pipe Dreams for Father (1977), charted her teenage years, while the concluding volume, Back to the Forest (1981), described Winifred Foley's return to the Forest of Dean with a family of her own after the Second World War.

Born in 1914 in the mining village of Brierley, near Cinderford, Winnie was the daughter of a miner who was blacklisted for being a local leader in the
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Full Hearts and Empty Bellies

3.77 avg rating — 239 ratings — published 1974 — 16 editions
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Shiny pennies and grubby pi...

3.87 avg rating — 103 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Back To The Forest

3.65 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1981 — 3 editions
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In & Out Of The Forest

3.89 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1984 — 4 editions
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No Pipe Dreams For Father

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The Forest Trilogy

4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1992
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As the Twig Is Bent

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1978
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Village Fates

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Two Men and a Maiden

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To Kill for Love

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