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Lynne Reid Banks

UK flag (b.1929)

Lynne Reid Banks was born in London. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she acted and wrote for the repertory stage. Later, she turned to journalism, becoming one of Britain's first female television news reporters. In 1962 she emigrated to Israel, where she married a sculptor, had three sons and taught for eight years in a kibbutz. She now lives with her husband in England. She writes, travels, and visits schools, at home and abroad, full-time.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Historical
Non fiction
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Blue Peter Book Award Book of the Year nominee (2004) : Stealing Stacey