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Gillian (Elise) Avery is a British children’s novelist and literary historian.

She was born in Reigate on September 30, 1926 and attended Dunottar School there.. She worked first as a journalist, on the Surrey Mirror, then for Chambers Encyclopedia and Oxford University Press. In 1952 she married the literary scholar A.O.J. Cockshut, with whom she moved to Manchester, returning to Oxford in 1966.

She is the author of several studies of children’s history and early children’s literature; and this scholarly interest is reflected in her own books for children, which have a Victorian setting. The first, The Warden’s Niece (1957) is a witty adventure story, in which Maria runs away from her stultifying boarding school to live with her great-uncle, the head of an Oxford college. He decides to let her stay, impressed by her academic ambitions (she wants to become Professor of Greek); and she proves her abilities as a researcher by uncovering a piece of history from the civil war. Characters from the book reappear in The Elephant War (1960), which concerns the attempt to prevent the sale of London Zoo’s Jumbo to P.T. Barnum, and The Italian Spring (1962).

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Total Books: 59
The Wind in the Willows
2005 - The Wind in the Willows [Penguin Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780143039099
ISBN-10: 0143039091
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Elephant War
2000 - The Elephant War (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781903252048
ISBN-10: 1903252040
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
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Russian Fairy Tales
1995 - Russian Fairy Tales [Everyman's Library Children's Classics] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679436416
ISBN-10: 0679436413
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
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Behold the Child American Children and Their Books 1621-1922
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children
1994 - The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children [Everyman's Library Children's Classics] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780679436348
ISBN-10: 0679436340
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
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A Likely Lad
1992 - A Likely Lad [Red Fox Older Fiction] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099950301
ISBN-10: 0099950308
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Children and Their Books A Celebration of the Work of Iona and Peter Opie
ELEPHANT WAR THE
1988 - Elephant War The [Yearling Classic] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780440400400
ISBN-10: 0440400406
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The Greatest Gresham
1987 - The Greatest Gresham [Bodley bookshelf] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780370310626
ISBN-10: 0370310624
Genre: Children's Books
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1986 - The Italian Spring [Bodley Bookshelf] (Paperback)
Mouldy's Orphan
1981 - Mouldy's Orphan [Young Puffin Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140312690
ISBN-10: 0140312692
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Sixpence
1979 - Sixpence [Collins young fiction] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780001847866
ISBN-10: 0001847864
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Freddie's Feet
1976 - Freddie's Feet [Antelope Books] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780241892688
ISBN-10: 0241892686
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Ellen's Birthday
1975 - Ellen's Birthday [Lions S] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780006710035
ISBN-10: 0006710034
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Ellen and the Queen
1975 - Ellen and the Queen [Lions S] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780006710042
ISBN-10: 0006710042
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Childhood's Pattern
1975 - Childhood's Pattern (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780340169452
ISBN-10: 0340169451
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Echoing Green 2
1974 - The Echoing Green 2 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780670288373
ISBN-10: 0670288373
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To tame a sister
1973 - To Tame a Sister (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780670717774
ISBN-10: 0670717770
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Jemima and the Welsh Rabbit
1972 - Jemima and the Welsh Rabbit [Reindeer Books] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780241022276
ISBN-10: 0241022274
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1972 - Trespassers at Charlcote [New Portway Junior Reprints] (Hardcover)
Victorian people In life and in literature
1970 - Victorian People in Life and in Literature (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780001923645
ISBN-10: 0001923641
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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CALL OF THE VALLEY
Call of the Valley (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780001841062
ISBN-10: 0001841068
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Huck  her time machine
Huck Her Time Machine (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780001847750
ISBN-10: 0001847759
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Mrsewing [B.H.Monograph] (Hardcover)