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Mary Cadogan is an English author who was born in Kent. She has written extensively on popular and children's fiction including biographies of the creators of William Brown (Just William) and Billy Bunter.
Total Books: 60
She started working for the BBC before the Second World War and met many of the popular entertainers of the time, and later worked on Schools Programming. In 1958 she started working for the Indian philosopher Krishnamurti and remained for nearly twenty years.
Mary Cadogan's writing career started late but her first book You're a Brick, Angela! was an immediate success. Her articles on the history of children's fiction have appeared in a number of magazines. She was editor of the Just William Society magazine for many years and also edited the Story Paper Collectors' Digest between 1987 and 2005. Her books, including her collaborations with Patricia Craig, have covered a wide spectrum of popular fiction.
She has written a notable biography of Richmal Crompton, who wrote the Just William books. She first met her in the late 1940s, but reports that she was then too shy to ask any questions about her writings.
She was interviewed for Gyles Brandreth's programme on the centenary of Billy Bunter that was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2008.
Received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Lancaster University in 2009.