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Sybil (Edith) Burr 1909 - 2002.

Sybil Burr wrote several girls' books in the 1950s. She is perhaps best known for her book Life with Lisa, the fictional diary of a 12-year-old girl who lived in Ramsgate - (as did Sybil herself for a time), and  whose story concerning  Lisa and her obsevations on her neighbours and surroundings, was later reprinted by Puffin Books (1979) and then adapted for Radio 4 in 2003  with Victoria O'Donnell as Lisa. Sybil wrote a sequel, Leave It To Lisa. Sybil also wrote several full length stories, and some short ones for annuals.

Sybil Burr died in Greenwich, London, in 2002, aged 92

Bibliographical details - that we know of.

1. - full length books.

Lantern of the North, illus. Sheila Rose. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1954.
My Candle the Moon, illus. Sheila Rose. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1955.
The Saint Bride Blue, illus. Leslie Atkinson. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1956; Full Fathom Forty, illus. Leslie Atkinson. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1957.
Life With Lisa. London, John Murray, 1958.
Leave It To Lisa. London, John Murray, 1960.
Operation Blindbell. London, J. M. Dent & Sons, 1960.

2. Short Stories - there are probably many others.

'Lisa Loses Her Hat', Daily Mail Annual for Girls 1953, 1952. (Our BOOK ref 13971)

'Lisa and the Hundred Years War' Daily Mail Annual For Girls , undated but pink cover, and 1st story is 'Chappell - The Guinea Pigs';

'The Queen's Twin' Daily Mail Annual for Girls undated but pink cover, and 1st story is 'Chappell - The Guinea Pigs';

'The Empty Seat' - Daily Mail Annual for Girls 1953, 1952. (Our BOOK ref 13971)

'The Brown Man of Iona' - Daily Mail Annual for Girls, nd (Our ref 45445)

'Stupid Gerda'; Collins Girls Annual, nd (our book ref 17096)


Collins Girls' Annual, Girls' Own Book, etc in the 1950s (various)

Swift Annual 1 (1954)



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