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date: 20 September 2019

PEARCE, A. (Ann) Philippa (1920–2006) 

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

One of the leading British 20th-cent. children’s writers who was born in the village of Great Shelford in Cambridgeshire. She was brought up in the mill-house where her father had been born; she and her sister and two brothers swam and fished in the river and had an old canoe on it. This setting has featured in many of her stories, transmuted into the village of ‘Great Barley’ on the ‘River Say’.... ...

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