Peter Dickinson, born in
1927, has written more than fifty novels for
adults and young readers; and has won both
the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread
Children's Award twice.
He is a tall, elderly, bony, beaky, wrinkled sort of fellow, with a lot of untidy gray hair and a weird hooting voice in fact he looks and sounds a bit like Gandalfs crazy twin, but he's only rather absent-minded, probably because hes thinking about something else. Day-dreaming, mostly.
He was born in the middle of Africa, within earshot of the Victoria Falls. Baboons sometimes came into the school playground....
More about Dickinson, plus an essay supporting his viewpoint that children should be allowed to read 'rubbish'.
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