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Lauren St John


South Africa (b.1966)

Lauren St John was born in Rhodesia in 1966 and lived on a farm there until she was 16. She worked as a journalist for several years and has written biographies of sporting heroes and Nashville musicians - golf and country music being two of her obsessions - for Transworld, Picador and Fourth Estate. Her memoir of growing up during independence in Zimbabwe will be published by Hamish Hamilton in spring 2007.She lives in London.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy
 
Novels
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Novellas
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Chapter Books
   Shumba's Big Adventure (2013)
   A Buddy for Christmas (2016)
     aka A Friend for Christmas
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Non fiction
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Awards
Blue Peter Book Award Book of the Year winner (2011) : Dead Man's Cove


Lauren St John recommends
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Gallop to the Hills (1979)
(Jinny at Finmory, book 5)
Patricia Leitch
"One of the best series of pony books ever written. Fresh, relevant and timeless."
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Team Magic (2015)
(Tilly's Horse, Magic)
Pippa Funnell
"Fab storytelling from a top rider who knows horses inside out."
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The Explorer (2017)
Katherine Rundell
"The Explorer is the best Amazon adventure since Journey to the River Sea. A bold, beautiful celebration of hearts with claws."
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Sky Song (2018)
Abi Elphinstone
"A shimmering thrill-ride of a book. I loved every page."

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