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Monica Edwards: The Authorised Biography

Published February 2010.
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Monica Edwards is one of our best-loved and popular children’s writers; this is the first biography to appear of her, commissioned by her family who have given Brian Parks complete access to her notebooks, diaries, letters, cuttings and photographs.

He has also interviewed her family and many of her close friends and visited all the locations, and in the course of his research uncovered some surprising new facts and puzzles about her life.

This is a fascinating and detailed portrait of a woman whose life so closely echoed her books, and yet was so very much more complex. It contains many quotations from letters by Monica Edwards, detailed discussion of all her books and the parallels with her life, and is extensively illustrated with drawings from her books and magazine articles and previously unpublished photos.