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The Family at Sunshine Ranch

Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, 1939, 204 pp, illus John Benison


Helen Dickson Reynolds (1884 - 1969) was born Helen Dickson in Regina, on the Canadian frontier. She first went to school at the age of 13, and intended to become a painter. Although she studied at a private art college, her studies ceased when she married Godwin Dixon. Sadly he died early, leaving her with two small girls to bring up. She returned to her parents’ house, and helped on the farm; married again, only to be left a widow again, this time with a teenage son. She began writing stories to survive, and published boys’ stories under the name Dickson Reynolds, using Helen Dickson for her girls’ stories.


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Links and sources

Helen Dickson Reynolds, Simon Fraser University Library

Bibliography - horse books only

Helen Dickson

Doris of Sunshine Ranch

Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, 1948, 184 pp, illus Drake Brookshaw

Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, 1955, 184 pp, illus Drake Brookshaw



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