Lynne Reid Banks

Lynne Reid Banks

  • 5 stars across 35 books

Lynne Reid Banks was born in London in 1929. She was an actress in the early 1950s and later became one of the first two women TV News reporters in Britain. She is a best-selling author for both children and adults, and has written over thirty books, including The L-Shaped Room.


Lynne Reid Banks has three grown-up sons and lives in Dorset and London with her sculptor husband, Chaim Stephenson.

2nd April 2009

The Indian in the Cupboard

The Indian in the Cupboard is the first of five gripping books about Omri and his plastic North American Indian – Little... MoreThe Indian in the Cupboard

(11 reviews) Review
2nd January 2014

Harry the Poisonous Centipede

Reissue into the First Modern Classic livery of this delightfully squirmy story starring Harry the Poisonous Centipede i... MoreHarry the Poisonous Centipede

(2 reviews) Review
1st August 2005

Harry the Poisonous Centipede: A Story To Make You Squirm

Harry may be a poisonous centipede, but he's not very brave. He would be quite happy never to venture into the dangerous... MoreHarry the Poisonous Centipede: A Story To Make You Squirm

(1 review) Review
3rd April 2006

The Mystery of the Cupboard

What will Omri find inside the eaves of his new home? Will there be more little figures that come to life? Aft... MoreThe Mystery of the Cupboard

(1 review) Review
7th November 2005

Tiger, Tiger

Tiger, Tiger is a hugely powerful and epic novel set against the dazzling backdrop of ancient Rome. This compelling an... MoreTiger, Tiger

(1 review) Review
1st March 1994

The Indian in the Cupboard Trilogy

Three bestselling stories about Omri, and his friend Patrick, who turns his plastic Red Indian, Little Bull, into a re... MoreThe Indian in the Cupboard Trilogy

(1 review) Review
3rd November 2003

Secret of the Indian

Who would believe that a plastic toy American Indian and a plastic toy cowboy can come to life? When Omri’s friend Patri... MoreSecret of the Indian

(1 review) Review
2nd June 2003

Return of the Indian

Omri has never forgotten Little Bull though, and finally yields to the temptation to see his tiny blood brother again. ... MoreReturn of the Indian

(1 review) Review
3rd November 2003

The Key to the Indian

The fifth title in this gripping series about Omri and his plastic North American Indian – Little Bull – who comes alive... MoreThe Key to the Indian

(1 review) Review
5th July 2012

Harry the Poisonous Centipede’s Big Adventure

Another deliciously squirmy story about Harry the Poisonous Centipede, with all of Lynne Reid Banks’s usual charm and hu... MoreHarry the Poisonous Centipede’s Big Adventure

(1 review) Review
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