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Jill Paton Walsh

  • 4 stars across 9 books
    Jill Paton Walsh was born Gillian Bliss in London in 1937. Jill has won several awards, including the Whitbread Prize, The Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, The Universe Prize, and the Smarties Grand Prix. In 1970 FIREWEED won the Book World Festival Award, and her adult novel KNOWLEDGE OF ANGELS was nominated for the 1994 Booker Prize. After living for many years in Richmond, she is now settled in Cambridge. In 1996 she received the CBE for services to literature, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Visit Jill at her website: www.greenbay.co.uk/jpw.html
    4th November 1993

    When Grandma Came

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    15th November 2012

    The Dolphin Crossing

    A gripping wartime adventure story for young readers, The Dolphin Crossing (first published in 1967) marked the fiction ... More

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    19th March 2009

    Pepi and the Secret Names: Help Pepi Crack the Hieroglyphic Code

    Prince Dhutmose has commanded a splendid tomb to be built for his final journey to the Land of the Dead. Pepi's father i... More

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    1st November 2008

    Gripping Tales: Thomas and the Tinners

    The miner's work is hard-they need pasties to keep them going. When Thomas shares his pasty with a small miner, he is re... More

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    1st August 2013

    Fireweed

    A re-issue of a forgotten favourite, FIREWEED is an evocative and unflinching story of wartime survival for younger read... More

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    5th June 2014

    A Presumption of Death

    In A Presumption of Death, Jill Paton Walsh tells how World War II changed the lives of Peter, Harriet and their growing... More

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    27th November 2008

    Gripping Tales: Birdy and the Ghosties

    She looked once, and she saw the terrible ghosties...Sometimes Birdy watches her father row people across the dangerous ... More

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    2nd January 1997

    Goldengrove Unleaving

    Once a year cousins Madge and Paul visit Goldengrove, their grandmother's idyllic Cornish home. But one year as Summer t... More

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    22nd November 1984

    Lost and Found

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