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Michelle Magorian

  • 5 stars across 19 books
    Michelle Magorian is the best-selling author of numerous award-winning stories for children. Several of her books, including Goodnight, Mr Tom and Just Henry have been adapted for TV, helping book sales to reach the millions in the UK alone. Michelle was born in 1947 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, of a Welsh mother and Irish father with an Armenian Surname! Michelle Spent her toddler years in Singapore and two-and-a-half years (aged 7-9) in Australia. In between times, up to the age of eighteen, she lived in Portsmouth. She was educated at Kilbreda college, Mentone (Victoria, Australia) and the Covent of the Cross, Waterlooville, Hampshire.

    From 1969-1970 she was a mime student at Marcel Marceau's L'Ecole International de Mime in Paris. Since then Michelle has worked in theatre, television and films and has an established reputation as a comedienne, performing in plays and musicals. Michelle also toured with her one woman mime show in Italy and England.

    Some of her best-loved stories include A Spoonful of Jam, A Little Love Song, Cuckoo in the Nest, Just Henry and Goodnight, Mr Tom. Her extensive list of awards includes the Costa Prize and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.
    6th May 2021

    Goodnight Mister Tom

    A beautiful jacketed hardback with a new introduction and extra bonus material written by the author, Michelle Magoria... More

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    3rd July 2014

    Back Home

    In Back Home , Michelle Magorian, author of the bestselller Goodnight Mister Tom , tells the powerful and unforg... More

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    8th April 2016

    In at the Deep End

    Ben knows he's taking on a lot, offering to do the first hundred lengths of the swimathon himself, but he's desperate to... More

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    10th December 2015

    Be Yourself

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    5th May 2008

    Just Henry

    An absorbing post-war adventure from the award-winning author of Goodnight Mr Tom. WWII has ended, but Henry is fighting... More

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    26th February 2015

    Cuckoo in the Nest

    A wonderfully nostalgic story about one boy's determination to follow his dreams from the award-winning... More

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    26th February 2015

    A Spoonful of Jam

    A classic war story from the award-winning author of Goodnight, Mister Tom. A Spoonful of Jam will truly capture your he... More

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    1st May 2008

    A Spoonful of Jam

    A classic war story from the award-winning author of Goodnight, Mister Tom. A Spoonful of Jam will truly capture your he... More

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