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Leon Garfield (1921–1996)

Author of Shakespeare Stories

Includes the names: Leon Garfield, Léon Garfield, Garfield Léon, Mr Leon Garfield, Garfield Léon

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Author Leon Garfield was born in Brighton, England on July 14, 1921. When World War II began, he stopped studying art and joined the British Army Medical Corps. While posted in Belgium, he met Vivien Alcock, who would later become his wife as well as a popular children's author. After the war, he worked as a biochemical laboratory technician until the 1960's when he became a full-time writer. He wrote more than thirty books for both children and adults and scripted Shakespeare: The Animated Tales for television. His second book, Devil-in-the-Fog won the first ever Guardian Award and was made into a television series. He also won the Carnegie Medal for The God Beneath the Sea, the Whitbread Award for John Diamond, and the Phoenix Award for Smith. His novel Black Jack was made into a full-length feature film and was the joint winner of the International Jury Award at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival. He died in London on June 2, 1996. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Shakespeare Stories 563 copies, 4 reviews
Smith 453 copies, 9 reviews
Black Jack 164 copies, 3 reviews
The God Beneath the Sea 132 copies, 1 review
Devil-in-the-Fog 131 copies, 1 review
John Diamond 115 copies, 2 reviews
Jack Holborn 112 copies, 1 review
The Sound of Coaches 102 copies, 2 reviews
The Golden Shadow 78 copies, 1 review
The Apprentices 62 copies
King Nimrod's Tower 55 copies, 1 review
Fair's Fair 39 copies
The Pleasure Garden 38 copies, 1 review
The Drummer Boy 33 copies
The King in the Garden 31 copies, 1 review
The Book Lovers 25 copies
Revolution! 16 copies, 1 review
The Stolen Watch 12 copies, 1 review
The cloak 10 copies
Rosy Starling 2 copies
The Fool 2 copies
Dumb Cake 1 copy
The Enemy 1 copy
Beware!: R.L. Stine Picks His Favorite Scary Stories (Contributor) 189 copies, 4 reviews
The Random House Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 111 copies, 2 reviews
Is Anyone There? (Contributor) 26 copies
Fantasy Tales (Contributor) 22 copies
Guardian Angels (Contributor) 11 copies
Hundreds and Hundreds (Contributor) 7 copies
Sketches from "Bleak House" (Editor) 5 copies
YOUNG WINTER'S TALES 4. (Contributor) 2 copies

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