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Philippa Pearce - Author

About the Author

Philippa Pearce spent her childhood in Great Shelford, a village near Cambridge, and was the youngest of four children of a flour-miller and corn-merchant. The village, the river, and the countryside in which she lived appear more or less plainly in Minnow on the Say, and Tom's Midnight Garden.

Philippa later went on to study English and History at Cambridge University. She worked for the BBC as a scriptwriter and producer, and then in publishing as an editor. She has written many books including the Modern Classic, Tom's Midnight Garden, for which she won the Carnegie Medal. She has been awarded the OBE for services to Children's Literature.
Sadly, Philippa died in 2006, at the age of 86.

Featured books by Philippa Pearce

Other books by Philippa Pearce

A Dog So Small

A Dog So Small

Author: Philippa Pearce Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/11/2019

A Dog So Small

A Dog So Small

Author: Philippa Pearce Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/11/2019

The Little Gentleman

The Little Gentleman

Author: Philippa Pearce Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/04/2018

The Little Gentleman

The Little Gentleman

Author: Philippa Pearce Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/04/2018

Tom's Midnight Garden

Tom's Midnight Garden

Author: Philippa Pearce Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/09/2017

Peter England, Una Stubbs and Crawford Logan star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Philippa Pearce's enchanting time-slip tale. When his brother catches measles, Tom is sent away to stay with his Aunt Gwen and Uncle Alan, and is thoroughly fed up about it. What a boring summer it's going to be! But tedium turns to adventure when, lying in bed one night, he hears the old grandfather clock in the hall strike thirteen. What can it mean? As Tom creeps downstairs and opens the door, he finds a beautiful garden, and glimpses a girl in old-fashioned clothing. As he revisits the garden over the next few nights, he watches the seasons change from spring to autumn, and children come and go. But no-one seems to see him - until he meets Hatty, and the two become firm friends. With his new playmate, Tom embarks on the adventure of a lifetime... This magical drama stars Peter England as Tom, with Una Stubbs as Aunt Gwen and Crawford Logan as Uncle Alan. The wonder and excitement of much-loved children's classics lives on in BBC Radio's acclaimed full-cast dramatisations, complete with evocative music and sound effects. Duration: 2 hours 15 mins approx.

The Ghost in Annie's Room

The Ghost in Annie's Room

Author: Philippa Pearce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2017

At Great Aunt Win's house, Emma is happy to sleep in her cousin Annie's old attic bedroom. But when bedtime comes she suddenly feels nervous. Her brother Joe insists that the room is haunted. Could he be right? Emma must face her fears and uncover the mystery of the ghost in Annie's room. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

A Finder's Magic

A Finder's Magic

Author: Philippa Pearce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

A beautifully crafted fantastical mystery from Philippa Pearce, one of the twentieth century's greatest children's novelists, with beautiful illustrations by Helen Craig. A mysterious stranger called Mr Finder offers to help Till find his dog, and they interview various witnesses including a heron, a mole, a riddling cat - and Miss Mousey, whose sketch of a peaceful riverbank offers a vital clue. The quest to find Bess is full of magic but Till begins to mistrust his supposed ally Mr Finder - until at last he realizes the truth, and they track down the real culprit, a finder who likes to keep what he finds. At the end of this enchanting story Till is reunited with his beloved Bess and a new book - of the story - will be born.

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