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Adèle Geras

Adèle Geras  

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(1944– )Born in Jerusalem, educated at Roedean School and St Hilda's College, Oxford. A prolific novelist and poet for children and adults, her work spans genres, periods, and forms and ...
Angela Brazil

Angela Brazil  

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(1868–1947)Born in Preston, Lancashire, a formative influence on the development of modern girls’ school stories. She wrote 53 books from The Fortunes of Philippa (1906) to The School on ...
Anna Maria Jokl

Anna Maria Jokl  

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(1911–2001), Austrian-Jewish writer born in Vienna, who worked as a journalist in Berlin. She fled the Nazi regime in 1933, living first in Prague and then, from 1939, in London. ...
Anthony Buckeridge

Anthony Buckeridge  

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(1912–2004)Educated at Seaford College and University College London, a London‐born teacher who also wrote for magazines and radio, remembered for his many humorous school stories about the ...
Charles Hamilton

Charles Hamilton  

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(1876–1961)Born in Ealing, London; his education did not extend beyond school. His first boys' story was published when he was 17; eventually he became the world's most prolific author ...
Dorita Fairlie Bruce

Dorita Fairlie Bruce  

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(1885–1970), Scottish writer for girls, best known for her “Dimsie” books. Born in Spain, daughter of an engineer, Bruce grew up in West London and remained there until 1949, when ...
Elinor M. Brent-Dyer

Elinor M. Brent-Dyer  

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(1894–1969) British writer of school storiesThe School at the Chalet (1925) Children's FictionThe School at the Chalet (1925) Children's Fiction
Erich Kästner

Erich Kästner  

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(1899–1974) German children's writer, novelist, and poetEmil and the Detectives [Emil und die Detektive] (1928) Children's FictionEmil and the Detectives [Emil und die Detektive] (1928) Children's ...
Evelyn Sharp

Evelyn Sharp  

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(1869–1955), English writer and suffragette,who joined the famous Yellow Book staff in 1895 and began publishing stories, articles, novels, and books for children. As a pacifist and feminist, she ...
Frederic William Farrar

Frederic William Farrar  

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(1831–1903), Dean of Canterbury from 1895. A ‘Broad Church Evangelical’, he had great influence on the religious feeling and culture of the Victorian middle class, especially through his Life of ...
Gem

Gem  

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Sometimes called the Gem Library, the Gem was a weekly boys' paper, published by Alfred Harmsworth's Amalgamated Press from 1907 until 1939. A cheap illustrated small tabloid, it originally ...
Gene Kemp

Gene Kemp  

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(1926–), British author who achieved fame for The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler (1977), a vigorous school story cleverly constructed so that Tyke is presumed to be a boy—a trick ...
Geoffrey Trease

Geoffrey Trease  

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(1909–1998) British children's writer, novelist, and historian, author of over 110 books including:Bows Against the Barons (1934) Children's FictionAunt Augusta's Elephany (1969) Children's ...
George Layton

George Layton  

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(1943–), British author born in Bradford, Yorkshire. He began his career scriptwriting and acting, and appeared in British television comedy shows. Two volumes of semiautobiographical stories for ...
Girls' Books and Fiction

Girls' Books and Fiction  

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Historically the phrase “girls' books” has been used to refer to any novel that appeals to a reader at any stage of girlhood. Such books often feature a young heroine ...
Gordon Korman

Gordon Korman  

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(1963–), prolific Canadian author of popular entertainments for junior readers and a graduate of the School of Dramatic Writing of New York University (1985). Although by now he has published ...
Harold Avery

Harold Avery  

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(1867–1943), British author of school stories. A keen writer since boyhood, (Charles) Harold Avery began selling stories in the early 1890s, and his first book, The School's Honour, and Other ...
Harriet Martineau

Harriet Martineau  

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(1802–76),was a devout Unitarian in youth. Her first published work was Devotional Exercises (1823). Between 1832 and 1834 she published a series of stories, Illustrations of Political Economy, ...
Herbert Strang

Herbert Strang  

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Pseudonym of George Herbert Ely (1866–1958) and James L'Estrange (1867–1947), British collaborators who wrote and edited boys' adventure stories and historical fiction in the first half of the 20th ...
Hilton Cleaver

Hilton Cleaver  

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(1891–1961), British author and journalist, born in London and educated at St. Paul's School. An author of plays, adult novels, and nonfiction, Hilton Cleaver was to become one of the ...

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