Pauline Clarke

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Birthday
19, 1921
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 23, 2013 (92)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
19, 1921
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 23, 2013 (92)

About

An English author of children's fantasy fiction, she published the popular book, The Twelve and the Genii (1961) under the pen name of Helen Clare. The work earned her the Library Association's prestigious Carnegie Medal in 1962.

Before Fame

After graduating from Oxford, she worked as a journalist and a writer for children's magazines. She published her first children's book, The Pekinese Princess, in 1948.

Trivia

Writing under her married name of Pauline Hunter Blair, she published, between 1984 and 2003, several historical novels for adults.

Family Life

She was raised in Nottinghamshire and Cambridgeshire, England. In 1969, she married Peter Hunter Blair, a prominent historian.

Associated With

Beverly Clearly is another well-known author of children's books.

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