Emma Smith (21 August 1923 – 24 April 2018) was an English novelist, who also wrote for children and published two volumes of autobiography. She gave encouragement to Laurie Lee while he was writing his bestselling Cider with Rosie.

Books in order of publication

Novels

  • Maidens’ Trip (1948)
  • The Far Cry (1949)
  • The Opportunity of a Lifetime (1978)

Autobiography

  • The Great Western Beach: A Memoir of a Cornish Childhood Between the Wars (2008)
  • As Green as Grass: Growing Up Before, During & After the Second World War (2013)

Children’s books

  • Emily, The Travelling Guinea Pig (1959)
  • Out of Hand (1963)
  • Emily’s Voyage (1966)
  • No Way of Telling (1972)

Short stories

  • A Surplus of Lettuces (1977)
  • Mackerel in Misfits (1984)

Non-fiction

  • Village Children: A Soviet Experience (1982)