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Floella Benjamin

  • 5 stars across 6 books
    Baroness Floella Benjamin, OBE, was born in Trinidad in 1949 and came to England in 1960. She is an actress, presenter, writer, producer, working peer and an active advocate for the welfare and education of children. She is best known as a presenter of the iconic BBC children's television programmes Play School and Play Away, and she continues to make children's programmes. Her broadcasting work has been recognized with a Special Lifetime Achievement BAFTA and OBE. She was appointed a Baroness in the House of Lords in 2010. In 2012 she was presented with the prestigious J. M. Barrie Award by Action for Children's Arts, for her lasting contribution to children's lives through her art. Floella has written thirty books, including Coming to England, which is used as a resource in schools in social and cross-curricular areas. The book was adapted into an award-winning film for BBC Education. She was also appointed Chancellor of the University of Exeter until 2016.
    5th October 2009

    Coming to England

    First published in 1995, this touching autobiography is a unique record of the experience of immigration from one of Bri... More

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    3rd March 2011

    My Two Grandads

    Aston's Grandad Roy played in a steel band and Grandad Harry played the trumpet in a brass band. Aston always enjoyed go... More

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    8th June 2009

    My Two Grannies

    Alvina has two grannies who she loves with all her heart. Grannie Vero is from the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Grannie... More

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    6th October 2011

    Sea of Tears

    Jasmine's parents are increasingly worried about the dangers to their precious only daughter in South London so they hav... More

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    1st October 2010

    Arms Of Britannia

    This is the second part of actress and television presenter Floella Benjamin's autobiography. Four years after arriving ... More

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    2nd May 2019

    My Two Grandads

    Aston's Grandad Roy played in a steel band and Grandad Harry played the trumpet in a brass band. Aston always enjoyed go... More

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