Barbara Wood is the third of E. F. Schumacher’s eight children and his eldest daughter. She is a graduate in Economics and History from Bristol University, and also holds degrees in Theology. Before she married, she worked for the Intermediate Technology Development Group (now Practical Action, and founded by her father) and the Voluntary Overseas Association. The mother of six grown children, she and her husband live in Kew Gardens.
Barbara is the author of “Alias Papa – a life of Fritz Schumacher” – first published in 1984, but with a new edition just published, in June, by Green Books.