Leon Garfield

Leon Garfield

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Leon Garfield (14 July 1921, Brighton, Sussex, England - 2 June 1996) was a British writer of fiction. He is best known for his historical novels for children, though he also wrote for adults. He wrote more than thirty books, and scripted Shakespeare: The Animated Tales for television. Garfield attended Brighton grammar school (1932-1938) and went on to study art at Regent Street Polytechnic, but his studies were interrupted first by lack of funds for fees, then by the outbreak of World War II. He married Lena Leah Davies in April, 1941, at Golders Green synagogue but they separated after only a few months. For his service in the war he joined the British Army Medical Corps. While posted in Belgium he met Vivien Alcock, then an ambulance driver, who would go on to become his second wife (in 1948) and a well-known children's author.
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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • United States
  • English
  • 613490175X
  • 9786134901758