Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter

Portraits of children's writers

Cover of Beatrix Potter To Harry Potter

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Beatrix Potter To Harry Potter
Portraits of children's writers
Julia Eccleshare
Foreword by Anne Fine, Children's Laureate

Children's authors enchant, educate and endure. From Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit and the charming adventures of A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh, to the spellbinding magic of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling, their creations fire our imagination.

But what inspires them? Why do they write? In over fifty biographies, Julia Ecceshare illuminates the lives of British authors from the last 100 years, exploring their inspirations, influences and ideas. Illustrated throughout with photographs, paintings and drawings, as well as manuscripts and covers, this enthralling book takes readers back to their favourite childhood classics and introduces new authors for further reading.

210 x 170mm, 136 pages, 70 illustrations, 35 in colour, ISBN 1 85514 342 9, £15 Hardback

... offers a poignant glimpse of the real "lost children" behind some of our best loved children's classics
The Times

Julia Eccleshare is a writer, reviewer, broadcaster and lecturer, as well as Children's Book Editor for the Guardian newspaper, Chairman of the Smarties' Book Prize and winner of the Eleanor Farjeon Award 2000 in recognition of her contribution to children's literature. Her books include Treasure Islands: The Woman's Hour Guide to Children's Reading and A Guide to the Harry Potter™ Novels.

Anne Fine has written over forty books and has won both the Whitbread Prize and the Carnegie Medal twice. She was appointed Children's Laureate in 2001 in celebration of her outstanding achievement in her field.

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