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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 Magorian,... MoreGoodnight Mister Tom

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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 unforgettable st... MoreBack Home

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1st September 2022

Goodnight Mister Tom

Brought to you by Puffin.Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM is of one of the best-lov... MoreGoodnight Mister Tom

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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... MoreJust Henry

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8th April 2016

In at the Deep End

Super sporty tale with a strong message of self-belief and a lovely inter-generational friendship at its heart, from the... MoreIn at the Deep End

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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... MoreCuckoo in the Nest

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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... MoreA Spoonful of Jam

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