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Jill Murphy

UK flag (1949 - 2021)

Jill Murphy was born in London in 1949. From a very early age she was drawing and writing stories, and was already putting books together (literally, with a stapler) by the time she was six. She went on to study at Chelsea, Croydon and Camberwell Schools of Art. Jill worked in a children's home for four years and as a nanny for a year, before becoming a freelance writer and illustrator.

Genres: Children's Fiction
   Geoffrey Strangeways (1985)
   Worlds Apart (1988)
   Jeffrey Strangeways (1992)
   Dear Hound (2009)
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Jill Murphy recommends
The Missing Princess (2020)
(Archibald Lox volumes, book 1)
Darren Shan
"I read quite a lot during lockdown but nothing made me smile quite as much as these first three instalments in the Archibald Lox series."

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