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Adèle Geras


Israel (b.1944)

Adèle Geras was born in Jerusalem in 1944 and spent her early childhood in many different countries because her father was in the Colonial Service. Before she was eleven, She'd lived in Cyprus, Nigeria, and North Borneo and later her parents were also sent to the Gambia and Tanganyika (now Tanzania) where she used to join them for summer holidays. She went to boarding-school in England (Roedean School, Brighton) in 1955 and went on to read French and Spanish at St. Hilda's College, Oxford. She graduated in 1966. She has been an actress and singer and a teacher of French in a girls' school in Manchester before becoming a full-time writer in 1976. Since then, she has published more than ninety books for children and young adults. She has also written four novels for adults, all published by Orion. She now lives in Cambridge and has two grown-up daughters and three grandchildren.
 

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Children's Fiction
 
Novels
   Tea at Mrs. Manderby's (1976)
   Apricots at Midnight (1977)
   Beyond the Cross-stitch Mountains (1977)
   The Girls in the Velvet Frame (1978)
   The Painted Garden (1979)
   Other Echoes (1982)
   Voyage (1983)
   The Christmas Cat (1983)
   Little Elephant's Moon (1986)
   Richie's Rabbit (1986)
   Happy Endings (1986)
   Finding Annabel (1987)
   Fish Pie for Flamingoes (1987)
   Up on the Roof (1987)
   Pink Medicine (1988)
   The Coronation Picnic (1989)
   Bunk Bed Night (Clare and Tom Books) (1990)
   Nina's Magic (1990)
   The Glittering River (1990)
   The Fabulous Fantora Photographs (1993)
     aka The Fantora Family Photographs
   Toey (1994)
   Josephine and Pobble (1994)
   Mimi and Apricot Max (1994)
   Return of Archibald Gribbet (1994)
   Voices from the Dolls' House (1994)
   Candle in the Dark (1995)
   Chalk and Cheese (1996)
   Cinderella (1996)
   From Lullaby to Lullaby (1997)
   Doll's House (1998)
   Rabbit Pet Pal (1998)
   Gingerbread House (1998)
   Lolly (1998)
   The Six Swan Brothers (1998)
   Silent Snow, Secret Snow (1998)
   Troy (2000)
   The Wedding Present (2001)
   Sleep Tight, Ginger Kitten (2001)
   The Taste of Winter (2002)
   My Wishes for You (2002)
   Rebecca's Passover (2003)
   Facing the Light (2003)
   Ballet Class (2003)
   Time for Ballet (2004)
   Hester's Story (2005)
   Ithaka (2005)
   Made In Heaven (2006)
   A Hidden Life (2007)
   Cleopatra (2007)
   Dido (2009)
   Cover Your Eyes (2014)
   Love, or Nearest Offer (2016)
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Omnibus
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Collections
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Picture Books
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Series contributed to
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Anthologies edited
   A Treasury of Jewish Stories (1996)
     aka The Kingfisher Treasury of Jewish Stories
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Non fiction
   Yesterday (1992)
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Adèle Geras recommends
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Earth and Heaven (2000)
Sue Gee
"A terrific writer."
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Going for Stone (2002)
Philip Gross
"Wonderfully scary and unusual."
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Seven Days of Us (2017)
Francesca Hornak
"Touching, funny, emotionally intelligent, Seven Days of Us is pure pleasure from beginning to end. It's stylishly written and totally engrossing. I really, really loved it."
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Close to Home (2017)
(DI Fawley Thriller, book 1)
Cara Hunter
"This book won't let you off the hook. Once you open it and start reading, forget about doing much else at all."
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Amber & Clay (2021)
Laura Amy Schlitz
"An original, intriguing, and beautifully worked-out story that brings the ancient past most vividly to life. Top marks for great illustrations, too."
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On Hampstead Heath (2021)
Marika Cobbold
"On Hampstead Heath is exactly what is needed at this time. A romantic story tempered with a sharp wit and written with knowledge and love of place in which it's set. It also has a wonderful hero."
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Widowland (2021)
(Widowland, book 1)
C J Carey
"All Jane Thynne fans should read her alter ego C J Carey whose Widowland is fabulous! A very stylish and exciting counterfactual set around the coronation of Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson. Hitler is still alive and in charge. Rose is a terrific heroine."
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Everyone is Still Alive (2021)
Cathy Rentzenbrink
"Very funny but also sharp and poignant . . . I thoroughly enjoyed it."

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