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Humphrey Carpenter - Author

Humphrey Carpenter (1946 – 2005) was born and educated in Oxford. He attended the Dragon School, before going to Keble College, where his father had been Warden for many years. He was well known as a writer and previously as a producer for the BBC. He published biographies of Tolkien, W.H. Auden, Benjamin Britten, Ezra Pound, Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, C.S Lewis, and the Inklings (which won the Somerset Maugham Award). In 1984 his major study THE OXFORD COMPANION TO CHILDREN'S LITERATURE was published to great acclaim.

Humphrey wrote many children's books including the ever popular MR MAJEIKA series (published in Viking Kestrel and Puffin) and the TV adventures of Mr Majeika

If you like Humphrey Carpenter you might also like to read books by Jeremy Strong.

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Mr Majeika
Humphrey Carpenter
Magic carpets don't usually turn up in schools, but this is exactly what happens when Class Three's new teacher flies in through the classroom window and lands on the floor with a bump.Mr Majeika can behave just like any...
Lovereading Price: £3.99 - Saving £1.00 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 25/04/1985
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