Frances Baird was born in South East London towards the end of the war years. Her Fascination with dolls began with the gift of a 'hard plastic doll' at the age of four. This doll was the beginning of a hobby that has lasted for more than forty years. She is now an expert on post-war dolls and edits The British Doll Collectors' Club & News, for all collectors of british made post war dolls as well as regularly writing for other doll magazines. Married with two teenage sons, she lives in Kent.