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Floella Benjamin - Author

Floella Benjamin was born in Trinidad in 1949 and came to England in 1960. She is an actress, presenter, writer, producer, working peer and an active advocate for the welfare and education of children. She is best known as a presenter of the iconic BBC children's television programmes Play School and Play Away, and she continues to make children's programmes. Her broadcasting work has been recognized with a Special Lifetime Achievement BAFTA and OBE. She was appointed a Baroness in the House of Lords in 2010. In 2012 she was presented with the prestigious J. M. Barrie Award by Action for Children's Arts, for her lasting contribution to children's lives through her art. Floella has written thirty books, including Coming to England, which is used as a resource in schools in social and cross-curricular areas. The book was adapted into an award-winning film for BBC Education.

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Coming to England
Floella Benjamin - illustrated by Michael Frith
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2016 Floella Benjamin's touching, well-observed and generously un-judgemental memoir is a classic which is a pertinent now as when it was first published 21 years ago. In a simple story Floella recounts...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2016
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Sea of Tears
Floella Benjamin
Jasmine loves her life in London; she's got loads of friends, she's successfully ducking and weaving her way through school and she's got a lot of attitude. But then her life is turned upside down. Suddenly, Jasmine is moved away...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2011
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My Two Grannies
Floella Benjamin
Full of affection, this is also a useful guide to how to resolve possible tensions between two grannies! Alvina loves both her grannies and she loves the different things they like doing. But, when the two grannies are left to...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/06/2009
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