The much enjoyed writer Barbara Anderson has died aged 86. She began writing in her later life after a career of teaching. Her first book of short stories titled, I think We Should Go into the Jungle was published in 1993. This was followed by seven novels, and two collections of short stories, that included, All the Nice Girls, published in 1995 and Long Hot Summer, published in 1999. Her autobiography, titled Getting There: an autobiography was published in 2008.