Collection: Barbara Comyns

Barbara Comyns (1907–1992) was born in England in 1909 and raised in a Warwickshire country house. She and her siblings were largely in the care of governesses, and allowed to run wild. She began writing and illustrating her work when she was a girl. In her teens she attended art school in London. She then married a painter and had two children. To support her family, she dealt in antiques and vintage cars, renovated apartments, and bred poodles. She later lived in Spain for eighteen years. In addition to writing, she was an accomplished painter and exhibited with the London Group. She died in 1992, leaving two children, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and eleven books.

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