Joyce Lankester Brisley

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Joyce Lankester Brisley
Born 1896
Bexhill-on-Sea, England, UK
Died 1978 (aged 82)
Occupation Novelist
Nationality British
Notable works Milly-Molly-Mandy series

Joyce Lankester Brisley was an English writer. She is most noted for her Milly-Molly-Mandy series, which were first printed in 1925 by the Christian Science Monitor. She both wrote and illustrated her books. Brisley had two sisters who were also illustrators: Nina.K.Brisley, and Ethel C Brisley. All three sisters illustrated postcards for Alfred Vivian Mansell, with Nina and Ethel becoming quite prolific. Brisley died in 1978 at the age of 82.


Brisley's books were first printed in 1925, and a collection appeared in book form in 1928. She wrote and illustrated six collections of Milly-Molly-Mandy, amongst other works.



  • The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook (1928)
  • Milly-Molly-Mandy Again (1953)
  • Milly-Molly-Mandy and Co. (1955)
  • More of Milly-Molly-Mandy (1957)
  • Further Doings of Milly-Molly-Mandy (1959)
  • Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories (1960)
  • Milly-Molly-Mandy and Billy Blunt (1967)
  • The Best of Milly-Molly-Mandy (2004)

Novels (Non-Series Works)

  • Hurrah for the Trains (1919)
  • Jolly Days At the Zoo (1921)
  • Another Bunchy book (1951)
  • Children of Bible Days (1970)
  • The New Testament Story (1973)
  • Model Trains (1979)
  • Marigold in Godmother's House (2001) (originally published in The Joyce Lankester Brisley Book)
  • Bunchy (2005) (originally published in The Joyce Lankester Brisley Book)


  • The Dawn Shops, and Other Stories (1950)
  • The Joyce Lankester Brisley Book (1981)

Non- Fiction

  • My Bible Book (1964)
  • From the Exile to Christ: A Historical Introduction to Palestinian Judaism (1964)