(1910 - 2001)
Daughter of a City stockbroker, Mary Treadgold was an editor at Heinemann’s when she wrote her first book during nights spent in London air raid shelters. She later worked for the BBC alongside George Orwell. Her first book won the Carnegie Medal.
Left Till Called For (1941)
When the Germans invade their island in the English Channel, Mick and Caroline Templeton get left behind in the confusion.
No Ponies (1946)
Jane, Andy and Colin arrive on the Riviera, faced with the dread prospect of ponies only to find the ponies have vanished.