Cynthia Harnett


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Cynthia Harnett was a highly acclaimed English writer of children's historical fiction.Known for her exceptional attention to detail and meticulous background research, combined with ingenious and engrossing plots, Harnett wrote only six novels. The Wool-Pack won the Carnegie Medal in 1951. Harnett was a graduate of Chelsea School of Art, and she personally illustrated several early editions of her novels.
 
Awards
Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (1952) : The Woolpack