Monica Dickens

Monica Enid Dickens (10 May 1915 – 25 December 1992) was an English writer.

After being expelled from St Paul’s Girls’ School, in London, she went into domestic service, and worked as cook and general servant. She then worked as a nurse and in an aircraft factory. Later, she became a regular columnist for the local newspaper Hertfordshire Express and for the British women’s magazine Woman’s Own. In 1951, Monica Dickens married a US naval officer, and moved to America, where the couple adopted two daughters. After her husband died, in 1985, she moved back to the UK.

She was the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens.

Books

  • One Pair Of Hands (1939)
  • Mariana (1940)
  • One Pair Of Feet (1942)
  • Edward’s Fancy (1943)
  • Thursday Afternoons (1945)
  • The Happy Prisoner (1946)
  • Yours Sincerely (1947, in collaboration with Beverley Nichols)
  • Joy and Josephine (1948)
  • Flowers on the Grass (1949)
  • My Turn to Make the Tea (1951)
  • No More Meadows (1953)
  • The Winds of Heaven (1955)
  • The Angel in the Corner (1956)
  • Man Overboard (1958)
  • The Heart of London (1961)
  • Cobbler’s Dream (1963, republished in 1995 as New Arrival at Follyfoot)
  • The Room Upstairs (1964)
  • Kate and Emma (1965)
  • The Landlord’s Daughter (1968)
  • The Listeners (1970)
  • Talking of Horses (1973, non-fiction)
  • Last Year When I Was Young (1974)
  • An Open Book (1978, autobiography)
  • A Celebration (1984)
  • A View From The Seesaw (1986)
  • Dear Doctor Lily (1988)
  • Enchantment (1989)
  • Closed at Dusk (1990)
  • Scarred (1991)
  • One of the Family (1993)

Children’s books

  • The World’s End series:
    • The House at World’s End (1970)
    • Summer at World’s End (1971)
    • World’s End in Winter (1972)
    • Spring Comes to World’s End (1973)
  • The Follyfoot series:
    • Follyfoot (1971)
    • Dora at Follyfoot (1972)
    • The Horses of Follyfoot (1975)
    • Stranger at Follyfoot (1976)
  • The Messenger series:
    • The Messenger (1985)
    • Ballad of Favour (1985)
    • Cry of a Seagull (1986)
    • The Haunting of Bellamy 4 (1986)
  • The Great Escape (1975)
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