(Mary) Ursula Horsley-Smith, an English author of children’s books, was born
in Richmond, Surrey, England July 4, 1908. She was the eldest of 3 daughters
of a clergyman, Cyril James Horsley-Smith, although a younger brother died
upon birth. While not a writer by profession (she worked many years for the Bank
of England), she authored four books for children and published a few short stories.
All of her books were illustrated by Rosemary Cosgrave, a childhood friend.
She married Arthur Leslie Warren
who died in 1976. Ursula died on October 23, 2005 in Middleton-on-Sea, West
Sussex, at 97.
Neither the author nor her books are well-known, but her books are still
sought by those who remember her adventurous tales of children who enter
other worlds. All of Horsley-Smith's books are scarce.
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Books by Ursula Horsley-Smith
- White Horses (Guilford Press, London, 1954)
- Door That Wasn’t There (Guilford Press, London, 1956)
- The Land of No Time (Guilford Press, London, 1957) and Later Caxton Publishing Co. London, No date)
- Sunset Cottage (Guilford Press, London, 1960) and Later Caxton Publishing Co. London, No date)
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