Size: 232mm x 152mm
Illustrations: 9 colour & 35 b/w
Through the Magic Door:
Ursula Moray Williams, Gobbolino and the Little Wooden Horse
Through the Magic Door is the remarkable memoir of the great children’s book writer Ursula Moray Williams (1911-2006) whose classic titles The Little Wooden Horse and Gobbolino enthralled millions of readers. Drawing on unpublished diaries and letters, her own heart-warming story is told for the first time. From the crumbling, fairy-tale mansion of her youth, through love, faith, crises and sacrifices that brought deep insight into the worlds of children, it is a life as remarkable and inspirational as the adventures of her brave, fictional heroes.
Colin Davison was a foreign correspondent, editor and managing director of daily newspapers, then group editor of Daily Mail regional newspapers. He lives in Worcestershire close to the villages where Ursula Moray Williams lived for sixty years.