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Winifred Mary Foley (25 July 1914, Brierley, Gloucestershire – 21 March 2009, Cheltenham) was an English writer.

Her best known work was the autobiographical A Child in the Forest (1974), mainly an account of her childhood in the Forest of Dean, although it also includes her experiences as an adolescent domestic servant in London and elsewhere, up to the point where she meets her future husband, Sidney. It has been compared with Laurie Lee's Cider with Rosie, but there are some differences, e.g. Foley makes clear the grinding poverty of her childhood.

It was serialised on BBC radio's Woman's Hour in 1973. One chapter about a job as a domestic servant was dramatised as a TV programme Abide With Me. Subsequent works of autobiography were No Pipe Dreams for Father in 1977, Back to the Forest in 1981 and In and Out of the Forest, first published in 1984 and later rewritten.

Winifred Foley died on 21 March 2009, some three days before her original book was re-released under the new title Full Hearts And Empty Bellies. It was serialised in the Daily Mail and went on to reach the Times Bestsellers list Top 10.

There is a bench dedicated in memory of her and her husband on the top of the Forest of Dean beauty point of May Hill.
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Total Books: 41
Shiny Pennies and Grubby Pinafores How We Overcame Hardship to Raise a Happy Family in the 1950s
Full Hearts and Empty Bellies A 1920s Childhood from the Forest of Dean to the Streets of London
Two Men And A Maiden
2008 - Two Men and a Maiden [Isis General Fiction] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780753179710
ISBN-10: 0753179717
Genre: Literature & Fiction

To Kill for Love
2006 - To Kill for Love (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780753176542
ISBN-10: 0753176548

Prejudice And Pride
2005 - Prejudice and Pride (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780753172230
ISBN-10: 0753172232
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2001 - Child in the Forest [Radio Collection] (Audio Cassette)
In and Out of the Forest
2000 - In and Out of the Forest [Isis Hardcover Large Print] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780753150856
ISBN-10: 0753150859
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction

A Child in the Forest
1998 - A Child in the Forest [Reminiscence] (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9780753100905
ISBN-10: 0753100908
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Money, Literature & Fiction

Back to the Forest
1997 - Back to the Forest (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780754030454
ISBN-10: 0754030458
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Writing Your Life Story A Step-by-step Guide to Writing Your Autobiography
1993 - Writing Your Life Story a Step-by-step Guide to Writing Your Autobiography (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780749912536
ISBN-10: 0749912537

No Pipe Dreams for Father (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780708814352
ISBN-10: 0708814352

Village Fates
Village Fates (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780753163429
ISBN-10: 075316342X

As the twig is bent
As the Twig Is Bent (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780800804213
ISBN-10: 080080421X