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PublisherJane Nissen Books
Publication date1st May 2001
Upon retirement from Penguin in 2001, and with the belief that children of the 21st Century should have access to some of the best-loved books of the 20th Century, many of which have gone out of print over the years, Jane Nissen set up her own publishing company with the sole purpose of bringing lost children’s classics back into print. In 2007, Jane was granted the Eleanor Farjeon Award for distinguished service to the world of British children’s books.
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A wonderfully sharp and funny story by one of the 20th century’s most enduring authors. The story may be set in a vanished world but to children of now they will still enjoy finding out about life in a bygone era and learn too how success is more often down to determination and the will to succeed rather than necessarily talent.
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SynopsisTennis Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
Tennis became important in the Heath Family's life early on - the twins were only nine, and the others younger when they started to play. But their grandfather and father before them had been top players - the four red-headed children had tennis in their blood. They join the competitive tournament circuit and battle hard to win!
About The Author
Mary Noel Streatfeild OBE (December 24, 1895–September 11, 1986), known as Noel Streatfeild, was an author, most famous for her talent of writing children's books including Ballet Shoes (1936). She was born in Sussex, England, the second of three daughters of a local vicar. Her life is described in three semi-autobiographical novels: A Vicarage Family, Away from the Vicarage and Beyond the Vicarage. Noel was considered the "plain" sister in her family, but she shone in performances with her sisters for charity. Upon reaching adulthood she sought a career in theatre, and gained ten years of experience as an actress, working for the Charles Doran and Arthur Bourchier companies. Her familiarity with the stage was the basis for many of her popular books for children, which are often about children struggling with careers in the arts.
In 1969 London Weekend Television produced a six-episode serial of "The Growing Summer", with Wendy Hiller as Aunt Dymphna. It was filmed in Bantry (Bantry House), in Ahakista and near Kilcrohane on the Sheep's Head Peninsula.
Noel Streatfeild was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1983.
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