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Jill Paton Walsh (1937–2020)

Author of Thrones, Dominations

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Jill Paton Walsh was born Gillian Bliss on April 29, 1937 in London. She graduated from St. Anne's College in Oxford. She taught at the Enfield Girls' Grammar School for three years and was a permanent visiting faculty member for the Center for Children's Literature at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. She was also an adjunct British board member of Children's Literature New England. She has written more than 15 books for children. She has won numerous awards including the Book World Festival Award for Fireweed in 1970, the Whitbread Prize for The Emperor's Winding Sheet in1974, the Universe Prize for A Parcel of Patterns in 1984, and the Smarties Grand Prix for Gaffer Samson's Luck in 1984. She has also written adult novels, including completing an unfinished Dorothy Sayers manuscript. Her adult works include Knowledge of Angels, The Serpentine Cave, and A School for Lovers. She is the author of the Imogen Quy Mystery series and the Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery series. She was elected as fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1996. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Thrones, Dominations (Author) 1,604 copies, 45 reviews
A Presumption of Death 921 copies, 33 reviews
The Green Book 587 copies, 14 reviews
Knowledge of Angels 558 copies, 12 reviews
The Attenbury Emeralds 527 copies, 40 reviews
A Parcel of Patterns 323 copies, 4 reviews
The Late Scholar 316 copies, 15 reviews
Pepi and the Secret Names 175 copies, 2 reviews
The Wyndham Case 174 copies, 6 reviews
Fireweed 163 copies, 6 reviews
A Piece of Justice 159 copies, 4 reviews
Debts of Dishonor 144 copies, 8 reviews
The Bad Quarto 142 copies, 7 reviews
A Desert in Bohemia 136 copies, 1 review
The Emperor's Winding Sheet 109 copies, 2 reviews
The Nine Tailors (Introduction, some editions) 4,065 copies, 107 reviews
The Children of Green Knowe (Afterword, some editions) 1,495 copies, 39 reviews
Interfaces (Contributor) 145 copies
Adventure Stories (Contributor) 72 copies, 1 review
Memories (Introduction) 28 copies, 1 review
Out of Time (Contributor) 18 copies
To Break the Silence (Contributor) 9 copies
Thrilling Adventure Stories (Contributor) 4 copies

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Born Gillian Bliss in London on 25 April 1937. Educated at St. Michael's Convent, North Finchley, and at St. Anne's College, Oxford. In 1961 she married Anthony Paton Walsh, who died in 2003. In 2004 she married writer John Rowe Townsend, who died in 2014. Her books included fiction for children and teenagers, crime fiction (including additional books about Dorothy L Sayers' character Lord Peter Wimsey) and other novels. She was a 'permanent visiting faculty member' of the Centre for Children's Literature, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts from 1978 to 1986. In 1996 she received the CBE for services to literature, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She died in October 2020.
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