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Hugh Lofting - Author

About the Author

Hugh Lofting was born in Maidenhead in 1886. As a child he kept a miniature zoo and wildlife museum in his mother's linen cupboard and enjoyed making up stories for his family. He later studied engineering in London and the United States, and visited Canada, Africa and the West Indies. After his marriage in 1912 he settled in the United States. Hugh Lofting fought in the trenches during World War I and it was whilst observing the lack of compassion shown to the horses on the battlefields that the idea for Doctor Dolittle was born. He was the main character in letters Hugh sent home from the front to entertain his children. The successful publication of The Story of Doctor Dolittle in 1920 was followed by a further eleven books. In 1923 Hugh Lofting was awarded the Newbery Medal. He died in 1947.

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The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

Author: Hugh Lofting Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2020

Victory for the Slain

Victory for the Slain

Author: Hugh Lofting Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/04/2020

Doctor Dolittle's Post Office 100th Anniversary Edition

Doctor Dolittle's Post Office 100th Anniversary Edition

Author: Hugh Lofting Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2020

Doctor Dolittle's Circus 100th Anniversary Edition

Doctor Dolittle's Circus 100th Anniversary Edition

Author: Hugh Lofting Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2020

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle 100th Anniversary Edition

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle 100th Anniversary Edition

Author: Hugh Lofting Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2020

The Story of Doctor Dolittle 100th Anniversary Edition

The Story of Doctor Dolittle 100th Anniversary Edition

Author: Hugh Lofting Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2020

Doctor Dolittle's Circus

Doctor Dolittle's Circus

Author: Hugh Lofting Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2020

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