About the Author
Colette Mansell is an authority on British-made dolls, and is a keen collector and doll-maker too. Some of her dolls have been exhibited in Selfridges, London, and shown on British and American television. She writes for many magazines as well as making television appearances. She acted as an advisor to the BBC series I Love the 70s on the Sindy doll. She has recently qualified as a further education teacher with the University of Wales, and regularly gives talks on antique dolls, costume and textiles and runs a short course on the history of ladies' fashions. She lives in Hereford.