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Alison Uttley (17 December 1884 – 7 May 1976), née Alice Jane Taylor, was a prolific British writer of over 100 books. She is now best known for her children's series about Little Grey Rabbit, and Sam Pig.

Born in Cromford and brought up in rural Derbyshire, she was educated at the Lea School in Holloway and the Lady Manners School in Bakewell, where she developed a love for science which led to a scholarship to Manchester University to read physics. In 1906 she became the second woman honours graduate of the University.

After leaving university she trained as a teacher in Cambridge and in 1908 took up the post of physics teacher at the Fulham Secondary School for Girls. Three years later she married James Arthur Uttley. The Uttleys had one son, John Taylor. James Uttley committed suicide by drowning in 1930, his health having been affected by his service in the First World War. John also killed himself, deliberately driving his car off a cliff in 1978.

The Uttleys lived at Downs House, 13 Higher Downs, Bowdon, Cheshire from 1924 to 1938 which now has a blue plaque to signify the association.

Alice began writing to support herself and her son financially after she was widowed. Her first books were a series of tales about animals, including Little Grey Rabbit, The Little Red Fox, Sam Pig and Hare. She later wrote for older children and adults, particularly focussing on rural topics, notably in The Country Child (1931), a fictionalized account of her childhood experiences at her family farm home, Castletop, near Cromford. The close, vivid empathetic powers of nature observation exhibited in that book are combined with her interest in dreams and fantasy in one of her most popular works, A Traveller in Time (1939). Based on the Babington Plot of Anthony Babington at Dethick, near her family home, this romance mixes dream and historical fact in a story about a twentieth-century girl who is transported to the 16th century, becoming involved in a plot to free Mary, Queen of Scots from nearby Wingfield Manor. Uttley later settled in Beaconsfield, in a house named Thackers after the house in A Traveller in Time.

She had little time for one of her competitors, Enid Blyton, describing her as a boastful and a "vulgar, curled woman".

Uttley was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree by Manchester University in 1970 in recognition of her literary work.

In 2009 her private diaries, covering the period 1932 to 1971, were published for the first time - edited by Professor Denis Judd who had previously written Uttley's biography.
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Total Books: 272
A Traveller in Time
2011 - A Traveller in Time (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781590173886
ISBN-10: 1590173880
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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The Speckledy Hen
2009 - The Speckledy Hen [Little Grey Rabbit Classic] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780007102488
ISBN-10: 0007102488
Genre: Children's Books
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The Country Child
2008 - The Country Child (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781443738101
ISBN-10: 1443738107
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Yours Ever Sam Pig
2008 - Yours Ever Sam Pig (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781409791096
ISBN-10: 1409791092
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Magic in My Pocket
2003 - Magic in My Pocket (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781903252178
ISBN-10: 1903252172
Genre: Children's Books
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Wise Owl's Story
2002 - Wise Owl's Story [The Tales of Little Grey Rabbit] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780007102600
ISBN-10: 0007102607
Genre: Children's Books
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Little Grey Rabbit's Birthday
2002 - Little Grey Rabbit's Birthday [The Tales of Little Grey Rabbit] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780007102532
ISBN-10: 0007102534
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The Story of the Wandering Hedgehog
2001 - The Story of the Wandering Hedgehog [Little Grey Rabbit Classic] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780001983922
ISBN-10: 000198392X
Genre: Children's Books
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Little Grey Rabbit and the Weasels
2001 - Little Grey Rabbit and the Weasels [Little Grey Rabbit Classic] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780007102495
ISBN-10: 0007102496
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
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Adventures of Hare
2001 - Adventures of Hare [Little Grey Rabbit Book & Tape] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780007105342
ISBN-10: 0007105347
Genre: Children's Books
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Tales of Little Grey Rabbit
2001 - Tales of Little Grey Rabbit [Book & Tape] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780007105496
ISBN-10: 0007105495
Genres: Children's Books, Children's Books, Nonfiction, General
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Squirrel Goes Skating
2001 - Squirrel Goes Skating [Little Grey Rabbit Classic Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780001983861
ISBN-10: 0001983865
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
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The Knot That Squirrel Tied
2001 - The Knot That Squirrel Tied [Little Grey Rabbit Classic] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780001983885
ISBN-10: 0001983881
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
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Fuzzypeg the Hedgehog
2001 - Fuzzypeg the Hedgehog [Little Grey Rabbit] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780007100125
ISBN-10: 0007100124
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The Adventures of Hare
2001 - The Adventures of Hare [The Tales of Little Grey Rabbit] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780007102617
ISBN-10: 0007102615
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
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Little Grey Rabbit's Christmas
2000 - Little Grey Rabbit's Christmas (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780001983762
ISBN-10: 0001983768
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Little Grey Rabbit's Party
2000 - Little Grey Rabbit's Party [The Tales of Little Grey Rabbit] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780007105366
ISBN-10: 0007105363
Genre: Children's Books
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Tales from Little Grey Rabbit
2000 - Tales From Little Grey Rabbit [Little Grey Rabbit Classic] (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9780007105489
ISBN-10: 0007105487
Genres: Children's Books, Children's Books, General
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The Sam Pig Story Book
2000 - The Sam Pig Story Book [Faber Children's Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571206353
ISBN-10: 0571206352
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
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Water Rat's Picnic
2000 - Water Rat's Picnic [Little Grey Rabbit Classic] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780001983908
ISBN-10: 0001983903
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Little Grey Rabbit Goes to the Sea
2000 - Little Grey Rabbit Goes to the Sea [Little Grey Rabbit Classic] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780001983939
ISBN-10: 0001983938
Genre: Children's Books
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2000 - The Squirrel the Hare and the Little Grey Rabbit [The Tales of Little Grey Rabbit] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - How Little Grey Rabbit Got Back Her Tail [The Tales of Little Grey Rabbit] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - The Squirrel the Hare and Little Grey Rabbit [The Tales of Little Grey Rabbit] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - Little Grey Rabbit's May Day [Little Grey Rabbit Classic S.] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2000 - Fuzzypeg Goes to School [Little Grey Rabbit Classic S.] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - Moldy Warp the Mole [Little Grey Rabbit Classic S.] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2000 - Hare and the Easter Eggs [Little Grey Rabbit Classic S.] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1998 - The Great Adventure of Hare [Little Grey Rabbit: the Classic Editions] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1997 - Country Things [Reminiscence] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
1994 - Fuzzypeg's Brother [Little Grey Rabbit Library] (Hardcover)Paperback
1992 - The Squirrel the Hare and Little Rabbit [Little Grey Rabbit: the Classic Editions] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1992 - The Story of Fuzzypeg the Hedgehog [Little Grey Rabbit: the Classic Editions] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1990 - Sam Pig and the Christmas Pudding [Adventures of Sam Pig] (Hardcover)
1990 - Sam Pig at the Theatre [Adventures of Sam Pig] (Hardcover)
1988 - Rainbow Tales [Young Piper Series] (Paperback)
1988 - Hare Goes Shopping [Little Grey Rabbit Books] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1988 - Grey Rabbit and the Wandering Hedgehog [The Little Grey Rabbit Library] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1987 - Little Grey Rabbit's Washing Day [Little Grey Rabbit Library] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1987 - Foxglove Tales [Young Piper] (Paperback)Hardcover
1986 - Little Grey Rabbit's Paint Box [The Little Grey Rabbit Library] (Hardcover)
1986 - Little Grey Rabbit Makes Lace [The Little Grey Rabbit Library] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1986 - Hare and Guy Fawkes [The Little Grey Rabbit library] (Hardcover)
1982 - Stories for Christmas [Puffin Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1982 - Sam Pig at the Circus [Puffin Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
1982 - Lgr Washing Day [Little Grey Rabbit Books] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1979 - Fairy Tales [Young Puffin Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
1979 - Sam Pig and Sally [Young Puffin Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
1979 - Sam Pig Goes to Market [Young Puffin Books] (Paperback)Paperback
1976 - Adventures of Sam Pig [Young Puffin Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1970 - Little Grey Rabbit to the Rescue [Little Grey Rabbit books] (Other)Hardcover
1970 - Little Grey Rabbit Goes to the North Pole [Little Grey Rabbit books] (Hardcover)
Brown Mouse Book [Piccolo Books] (Paperback)
Sam Pig and the Hurdy-gurdy Man [Adventures of Sam Pig] (Hardcover)
Sam Pig and His Fiddle [The Adventures of Sam Pig] (Hardcover)Audio Cassette
Magic Water [The Adventures of Sam Pig] (Hardcover)Audio Cassette
The Christmas Box [Adventures of Sam Pig] (Hardcover)Audio Cassette
Sam Pig's Trousers [The Adventures of Sam Pig] (Hardcover)Audio Cassette
Sam Pig and the Dragon [Adventures of Sam Pig] (Hardcover)Audio Cassette
Sam Pig and the Wind [Adventures of Sam Pig] (Hardcover)Audio Cassette
The May Queen [The Adventures of Sam Pig] (Hardcover)Audio Cassette
Sam Pig and the Cuckoo Clock [Adventures of Sam Pig] (Hardcover)
Sam Pig and the Scarecrow [Adventures of Sam Pig] (Hardcover)