The Writers of Wales Database
Sheila Barry (nee Collins) left her job in Ipswich and moved to West Wales in 1946 after her parents were killed in an accident. The seventeen year old moved in to a farm in Penrallt with her aunt and uncle. Her new family learnt to farm with the help of the Penrallt locals and gradually became ingratiated into the rural Welsh lifestyle they were immersed in. After 40 years farming cows and corn by the sea, Sheila retired to live among mountains and sheep, where she writes, walks, cycles, gardens, avoids housework and maintains in good working order 1 husband, 1 rescued dog, 1 cat. She has a son and daughter.
There’s a Calf in the Sitting Room (Breedon Books, 2003)