Barbara Angell has worked as an actress and a dancer-comedian with the Tivoli Circuit, which took her to the UK in 1959-60 where she began writing comedy sketches, music and lyrics. She then spent twenty-plus years writing and performing for theatre and television shows. In the early 1970s, Barbara turned to writing books and has had much success. Most of her prolific writing career, however, has been for television and the stage. Her recent book, A Woman’s War: The exceptional life of Wilma Oram Young, AM, was published by New Holland Publishers in August this year.