Jill Paton Walsh

Jill Paton Walsh

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jill Paton Walsh, CBE, FRSL (born 29 April 1937) is an English novelist and children's writer. Born as Gillian Bliss and educated at St. Michael's Convent[1], North Finchley, London, she read English Literature at St Anne's College, Oxford. She lives in Cambridge. Novels for children include: The Dolphin Crossing, Fireweed, Babylon, Hengest's Tale, A Parcel of Patterns, Birdy and the Ghosties, Grace, Thomas and the Tinners, The Green Book, Goldengrove, Gaffer Samson's Luck (Smarties Prizewinner 1985) and The Emperor's Winding Sheet (Whitbread Children's Prizewinner 1974). Knowledge of Angels, a medieval philosophical novel, was shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize. Other adult novels include Lapsing (about Catholic university students), A School for Lovers (a reworking of the plot of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte) The Serpentine Cave (based on a lifeboat disaster in St Ives) and A Desert in Bohemia which follows a group of characters in England and in an imaginary Eastern European country through the years between World War II and 1989.show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134904503
  • 9786134904506