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Fleur Hitchcock


(F R Hitchcock)

Born in Chobham, by an airfield, and raised outside Winchester on the banks of the river Itchen, Fleur Hitchcock grew up as the youngest child of three. She spent her smallest years reading Tintin and Batman under her brothers bed, and searching for King Alfreds treasure in the river. She grew up a little, went away to school near Farnham, studied English in Wales, and, for the next twenty years, sold Applied Art in the city of Bath. When her younger child was seven, she embarked on the Writing for Young People MA at Bath Spa and graduated with a distinction.

Now living outside Bath, between parenting and writing, Fleur Hitchcock works with her husband, a toymaker, looks after other peoples gardens and tries to grow vegetables.
 

Genres: Children's Fiction
 

Fleur Hitchcock recommends
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The Cost of Living (2017)
(Ant & Bea Mystery, book 1)
Rachel Ward
"Utterly fab, fresh and real."
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The Infinite (2020)
(Leap Cycle, book 1)
Patience Agbabi
"Astonishing ... I can't stop thinking about it, everyone should read it. It's rich and diverse and just brilliant."
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The Valley of Lost Secrets (2021)
Lesley Parr
"Beautifully written, this story of two brothers from London struggling with homesickness and the mysteries of their new surroundings is one of the best books I've read this year. Human, warm, funny, thrilling, and above all, compelling, The Valley of Lost Secrets leads the reader effortlessly into a convincing world of wartime Wales. We follow Jimmy as he makes sense of his new surroundings and uncovers a secret that relates to the lovely couple who have taken him and his little brother into their home. Along the way, he has to deal with new realities that challenge all the things he thought he knew. Friends that become foes, and old foes that become friends. I massively recommend this for ages 9+."

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