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Antonia Forest (1915–2003)

Author of Autumn Term

Includes the names: Antona Forest, Antonia Forest

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1,453 (1,484)4314,208 (4.16)100
Autumn Term 267 copies, 8 reviews
End of Term 150 copies, 4 reviews
The Cricket Term 134 copies, 4 reviews
The Ready Made Family 117 copies, 2 reviews
Peter's Room 114 copies, 4 reviews
The Attic Term 114 copies, 3 reviews
The Marlows and the Traitor 102 copies, 5 reviews
Falconer's Lure 102 copies, 3 reviews
The Thuggery Affair 97 copies, 2 reviews
Run Away Home 86 copies, 2 reviews
The Player's Boy 69 copies, 2 reviews
The Players and the Rebels 52 copies, 1 review
The Thursday Kidnapping 48 copies, 2 reviews
Celebrating Antonia Forest (Contributor) 31 copies, 1 review
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Antonia Forest was the pen name of Patricia Giulia Caulfield Kate Rubinstein, born in London to an Irish mother and a father of Lithuanian descent. She was educated in London and started work on her first book for young people, Autumn Term, just after the end of World War II; it was published in 1948. She eventually wrote 10 novels featuring the Marlow family and the childrens' various adventures both at Kingscote School and at home, and a further two historical novels about their forebears, as well as The Thursday Kidnapping (1963), which is unrelated. She was a very private person and her identity was kept secret until after her death. Her books enjoy cult status and copies are eagerly sought-after today.
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