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Ellen Bosworth was a pseudonym used by the actress and writer Enid Bosworth Lorimer (1887 - 1982). She was born in Kent, and studied drama before moving to Sydney in 1923 to take up a position as Art Director at the Star Theatre, Balmoral. Her career involved many moves back and forth between England and Australia: where there was work that suited her, there she went. She worked with the BBC in London in 1927; then back to Sydney and radio work and helping to reform Actors’ Equity in Australia, and then on to England and a career in 1950s television. After another stint in Australia, she returned to England for her greatest theatrical triumphs in A Passage to India and as Marya Voynitsky in Uncle Vanya at the National Theatre where she acted opposite Laurence Olivier for two years.


In the 1970s, she turned to writing, and wrote the Shelley series.


Finding the books: reasonably easy to find.


Sources and links

Enid Bosworth Lorimer in The Australian Dictionary of Biography


Ellen Bosworth

Shelley and the Pony of the Year

Golden Press, Sydney, 1972, 154 pp.

Republished as Trixie Belden presents Shelley Peters and the Pony of the Year

Golden Press, Sydney, 1981, 154 pp.

Bibliography - pony books only

Shelley and the Bushfire Mystery

Golden Press, Sydney, 1972, 131 pp.

Republished as Trixie Belden presents Shelley Peters and the Bushfire Mystery
Golden Press, Sydney, 1981, 131 pp.



Shelley and the Problem Pony

Golden Press, Sydney, 1974, 141 pp.

Republished as Trixie Belden presents Shelley Peters and the Problem Pony

Golden Press, Sydney, 1981


The blurb: Shelley Peters and her friends are back again. School holidays have just
begun and already they have brought king-size problems for Shelley. There's Arthur,
a magnificent pony Jim Thorne has bought, but who seems doomed unless... Shelley
can cure him of his hatred for people. There's Ray Wilson, the young runaway who
turns up at Ken Weston's farm. Shelley befriends him. Then mysterious thefts begin
to occur all over the district. Is Ray the culprit?


Will Shelley fail with both her "problem cases"? The climax comes for the three of them when they must attempt a dangerous rescue at the height of a raging flood.