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Naomi Mitchison


(Naomi Margaret Mitchison)
Scotland (1897 - 1998)

Writer of Novels, Short Stories, Children's fiction, Plays, Screenplays, History, Children's non-fiction, Poetry. Born 1897, Scotland. An author whose works span seven decades, Naomi Mitchison originally wanted to be a scientist. An incomplete education made her turn to writing. Served as a volunteer nurseduring WW I. She helped establish the first birth control clinics in London,and became involved in political action with the counter-revolution in Austria in 1934 and with sharecroppers in Arkansas in 1935.
 


Genres: Inspirational
 
Novels
   The Conquered (1923)
   Cloud Cuckoo Land (1925)
   The Laburnum Branch (1926)
   The Fairy who Couldn't Tell a Lie (1927)
   Black Sparta (1928)
   Nix-Nought-Nothing (1928)
   The Hostages (1930)
   Boys and Girls and Gods (1931)
   The Corn King and the Spring Queen (1931)
   The Prince of Freedom (1931)
   Powers of Light (1932)
   The Delicate Fire (1933)
   We have Been Warned (1935)
   The Fourth Pit (1936)
   An End and a Beginning (1937)
   The Bull Calves (1947)
   The Big House (1950)
   Lobsters on the Agenda (1952)
   Travel Light (1952)
   The Land the Ravens Found (1955)
   To the Chapel Perilous (1955)
   Little Boxes (1956)
   Behold your King (1957)
   The Young Alexander the Great (1960)
   Memoirs of a Spacewoman (1962)
   Ketse and the Chief (1965)
   When We Become Men (1965)
   The Big Surprise (1967)
   Don't Look Back (1969)
   Family at Ditlabeng (1969)
   Far Harbour (1969)
   Graeme and the Dragon (1970)
   Sun and Moon (1970)
   Cleopatra's People (1972)
   Sunrise Tomorrow (1973)
   Danish Teapot (1973)
   Oil for the Highlands? (1974)
   Solution Three (1975) (with Susan Merrill Squier)
   Snake! (1976)
   The Two Magicians (1979)
   The Vegetable War (1980)
   The Barbarian (1980)
   Mucking Around (1981)
   Not by Bread Alone (1983)
   Images of Africa (1987)
   Early in Orcadia (1987)
   The Blood of the Martyrs (1988)
   The Oath-takers (1991)
   Sea-green Ribbons (1991)
   The Dark Twin (1998) (with Marion Campbell)
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Collections
   When the Bough Breaks (1924)
   Barbarian Stories (1929)
   Beyond This Limit (1935)
   The Fourth Pig (1936)
   Five Men and a Swan (1957)
   The Brave Nurse (1977)
   Cleansing of the Knife (poems) (1979)
   What Do You Think Yourself (1982)
   A Girl Must Live (poems) (1990)
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Books containing stories by Naomi Mitchison
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Heroic Adventure Stories (1998)
Stories from the Golden Age of Greece and Rome
edited by
Mike Ashley

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