Mary Lorimer Beatrix Campbell, OBE is a British campaigning journalist and author. Since the mid 1970s, she has published numerous articles and book reviews in such publications as Marxism Today, Red Rag, Time Out, Feminist Review, New Statesman, New Socialist, The Guardian, The Independent, Scotland on Sunday, The Scotsman and the Sunday Mirror. She describes herself as a communist feminist. She was born in Carlisle and was one of the founders of Red Rag.
Her books include Wigan Pier Revisited; films include Listen to the Children, a documentary about the watershed Nottingham child abuse case; and Dangerous Places, Diana Princess of Wales - How Sexual Politics Shook the Monarchy.
A society in which adults are estranged from the world of children, and often from their own childhood, tends to hear children's speech only as a foreign language, or as a lie. Children have been treated. as congenital fibbers, fakers and fantasisers.