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William Mayne (16 March 1928 - 24 March 2010) was a British writer of children's fiction. He was born in Hull, the son of a doctor and was educated at the choir school attached to Canterbury Cathedral and his memories of that time contributed to his early books. During the Second World War the school was evacuated to Cornwall. He lived for most of his life in North Yorkshire.

He was described as one of the outstanding children's authors of the 20th century by the Oxford Companion to Children's Literature, and won the Carnegie Medal in 1957 for A Grass Rope and the Guardian Award in 1993 for Low Tide. He wrote more than a hundred books, and is best known for his Choir School quartet comprising A Swarm in May, Choristers' Cake, Cathedral Wednesday and Words and Music, and his Earthfasts trilogy comprising Earthfasts, Cradlefasts and Candlefasts, an unusual evocation of the King Arthur legend.

A Swarm in May was filmed by the Children's Film Unit in 1983 and a five-part television series of Earthfasts was broadcast by the BBC in 1994.

Mayne was imprisoned for two and a half years in 2004 after admitting charges of child sexual abuse and was placed on the British sex offenders' register for life.

He was found dead at his home in Thornton Rust, North Yorkshire on the morning of March 24, 2010.

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Total Books: 242
A Grass Rope
2010 - A Grass Rope (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571269143
ISBN-10: 0571269141

2010 - Ravensgill (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571269174
ISBN-10: 0571269176

2010 - Drift (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571260454
ISBN-10: 0571260454

Low Tide
2010 - Low Tide (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571260461
ISBN-10: 0571260462

Every Dog
2010 - Every Dog (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781907479007
ISBN-10: 1907479007

Emily goes to Market
2004 - Emily Goes to Market (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780224064620
ISBN-10: 0224064622
Genre: Children's Books

The Animal Garden
2003 - The Animal Garden [Silver] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780340854259
ISBN-10: 0340854251
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

The Worm in the Well
2002 - The Worm in the Well [Hodder silver series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780340817124
ISBN-10: 0340817127
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction

2000 - Candlefasts [Signature] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340757536
ISBN-10: 0340757531
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

Imogen and the Ark
2000 - Imogen and the Ark [Story Book S.] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340743737
ISBN-10: 0340743735
Genre: Children's Books

A Year and a Day
2000 - A Year and a Day [Treasure] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780744567540
ISBN-10: 0744567548
Genre: Children's Books

Year and a Day A
2000 - Year and a Day A [Candlewick Treasures] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780763608507
ISBN-10: 0763608505
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Captain Ming and the Mermaid
1999 - Captain Ming and the Mermaid [Story Book S.] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340736777
ISBN-10: 0340736771

Antar and the Eagles
1999 - Antar and the Eagles (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780744572285
ISBN-10: 0744572282
Genre: Children's Books

The Fox Gate
1999 - The Fox Gate [Hodder Story Book] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340752821
ISBN-10: 0340752823

Die Macht der Gezeiten
1999 - Die Macht Der Gezeiten [Ab 12 J.] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783596802173
ISBN-10: 3596802172

The Patchwork Cat
1999 - The Patchwork Cat [Little Greats] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781856817240
ISBN-10: 1856817245
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

In Natalie's Garden
1999 - In Natalie's Garden [Storybooks] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780744563931
ISBN-10: 0744563933

Lady Muck
1998 - Lady Muck [Picture Mammoth] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780749735234
ISBN-10: 0749735236

Midnight Fair
1998 - Midnight Fair [Signature] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780340656792
ISBN-10: 0340656794
Genre: Children's Books

1998 - Cuddy [Red Fox Older Fiction] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099371212
ISBN-10: 0099371219
Genre: Children's Books

1997 - Over the Hills and Far Away [H Supernatural] (Paperback)Hardcover
1997 - The Fairy Tales of London Town [The Fairy Tales of London Town] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1997 - Pandora (Hardcover)
1996 - Fairy Tales of London [The Fairy Tales of London Town] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1996 - Supernatural Stories [Story Library] (Paperback)Paperback
1996 - Superchamps Pack 2 [Superchamps] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1995 - Cradlefasts [Signature] (Paperback)Hardcover
1995 - Earthfasts [Signature] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1993 - Oh Grandmama [Cartwheels] (Hardcover)
1993 - The Egg Timer [Superchamp Books] (Hardcover)
1992 - And Netta Again [Gazelle Books] (Hardcover)
1991 - Rings on Her Fingers [Gazelle Books] (Hardcover)
1990 - Netta Next [Antelope Books] (Hardcover)
1990 - Patchwork Cat [Dragonfly Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1990 - Drift (Paperback)
1989 - Netta [Gazelle Books] (Hardcover)
1989 - Kelpie [Puffin Books] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1987 - Leapfrog [Animal Library] (Hardcover)
1986 - Tibber [Animal Library] (Paperback)
1986 - The Green Book of Hob Stories [The Hob Stories] (Paperback)Hardcover
1984 - Winter Quarters [Puffin Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
1984 - The Yellow Book of Hob Stories [The Hob stories] (Paperback)Hardcover
1984 - The Blue Book of Hob Stories [The Hob Stories] (Paperback)Hardcover
1984 - All the King's Men [Puffin Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
1980 - Skiffy [Puffin Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
1977 - Party Pants [Stepping Stones] (Hardcover)
1975 - Last Bus [Armada Lions S] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1975 - Robin's Real Engine [Young Puffin Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
1972 - Grass Rope [Oxford Children's Paperbacks] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1971 - Ghosts (Hardcover)Hardcover
1969 - Gobbling Billy [Knight Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
1967 - Sand (Paperback)Hardcover
The Last Bus [Red Fox Younger Fiction] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Parcel of Trees [Puffin Story Books] (Paperback)
A Game of Dark [PUFFIN BOOKS] (Paperback)Hardcover
It [PUFFIN BOOKS] (Paperback)Hardcover
Member for the Marsh [Oxford Children's Paperbacks] (Paperback)Hardcover
Swarm in May [Oxford Children's Library] (Hardcover)Paperback
Man From North Pole [Antelope Bks.] (Hardcover)
On Stepping Stones [Antelope Bks.] (Hardcover)
Water Boatman [Gazelle Bks.] (Hardcover)
Rooftops [Reindeer Bks.] (Hardcover)
Big Egg [Gazelle Bks.] (Hardcover)
Toffee Join [Gazelle Bks.] (Hardcover)
The Thursday Creature [Superchamp Books] (Hardcover)
Thirteen O'clock [Paragon Books] (Hardcover)
Corbie [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)