More About Barbara


Many people have been fascinated by Barbara Follett. Her story resurfaces every few years—on websites, in magazines, even in plays and musicals.

In 2019 Illustrator Jackie Morris published an illustrated version of Barbara's adventure/fantasy novel, The House Without Windows. The book is beautifully rendered and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year Award.

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Here are some other places to learn more about Barbara:

Astral Aviary. “The Barbara Newhall Follett Archive.” http://www.dreamshore.net/bluejay/barbara.html.
Collins, Paul. “Vanishing Act,”
Lapham’s Quarterly, Winter, 2011.
Cooke, Stefan. “About Barbara Follett.” Farksolia: Barbara Newhall Follett’s Home on the Web.
http://www.farksolia.org/about-barbara-follett/.
McCurdy, Harold G., in collaboration with Helen Follett. Barbara: The Unconscious Autobiography of a Child Genius. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1966.

Here are Barbara's two published books:

Follett, Barbara. The House Without Windows. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927.
Follett, Barbara. The Voyage of the Norman D. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928.
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