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Dorothy Edwards

USA (1914 - 1982)

Dorothy Edwards was a British children's writer. Born as Dorothy Violet Ellen Brown into a working-class family, her father taught her to read at an early age, enabling her to write her first story at four years of age. Her stories, poems and articles were published throughout her twenties, and at this time she married her husband Frank Edwards and had two children,Jane and Frank.She was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award for children's literature for The Witches and the Grinnygog 1981, a novel for children about the survival of benign pagan witchcraft in modern Britain. This novel was later adapted for television.Edwards was part of the 1950s radio show Listen with Mother, and she also wrote for Playschool and Jackanory.

Genres: Children's Fiction
Anthologies edited

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