Barbara Fox was born in Newcastle and lives in West Sussex. She was a journalist for several years at the Sunday and Weekly Telegraph newspapers.
Bedpans & Bobby Socks, published by Little, Brown in 2011 and co-written with her mother, Gwenda Gofton, is the true story of Gwenda’s eventful road trip across 1950s America with four friends and fellow nurses. She then teamed up with shepherdess Emma Gray to write One Girl and Her Dogs, an account of a year in Emma’s life on a remote Northumberland farm. She is currently working on her own memoir, Is the Vicar In, Pet? about growing up in a vicarage in Ashington – once known as the biggest mining village in the world – in the 1970s.