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Louisa May Alcott

  • 4 stars across 167 books
    Louisa May Alcott (1832-88) was brought up in Pennsylvania, USA. She turned to writing in order to supplement the family income and had many short stories published in magazines and newspapers. Then, in 1862, during the height of the American Civil War, Louisa went to Georgetown to work as a nurse, but she contracted typhoid. Out of her experiences she wrote Hospital Sketches (1864) which won wide acclaim, followed by an adult novel, Moods.

    She was reluctant to write a children's book but then realized that in herself and her three sisters she had the perfect models. The result was Little Women (1868) which became the earliest American children's novel to become a classic
    4th December 2014

    Little Women

    Grown-up Meg, tomboyish Jo, timid Beth, and precocious Amy. The four March sisters couldn't be more different. But with ... More

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    18th August 2008

    Little Men

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    6th October 1994

    Little Women And Good Wives

    Written in six weeks, and at first thought by its editor to be 'dull', this story of an American family - four sisters a... More

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    2nd August 2012

    Jack and Jill

    A wonderful book to read aloud and share, this favourite nursery rhyme is brought to life by Kate Willis-Crowley. J... More

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    16th April 2013

    Moods

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    16th April 2013

    May Flowers

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    9th April 2013

    Comic Tragedies

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