Writing in and beyond the second half of the twentieth century,
She also wrote an autobiography and a work of bold and indignant socio-political protest, and was a regular book reviewer.
produced more than forty novels: twenty-three for adults and twenty children. Not all can be noticed here. She said that she often did not decide until a book was actually in progress whether to write it for children or for adults, and that the classification is even sometimes a matter of marketing.