Doris A. Pocock



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Doris A. Pocock

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born
in Highgate, North London, The United Kingdom
November 03, 1890

died
November 26, 1974

gender
female

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Born in Highgate, North London, in 1890, prolific English children's author Doris Alice Pocock was the daughter of solicitor Noël Pocock, and his wife Alice Topham, herself the daughter of painter F.W. Topham. Educated at home, she had a somewhat sheltered childhood. After the death of her father in 1907, Pocock and her mother moved to Bexhill, Sussex, where she pursued her interest in painting, playing the piano, and writing. She obtained her ATCL (a music diploma) from Trinity College in 1912, and published her first book in 1919.

Pocock lived in Hastings in the early 1930s, moving to Chelsea in 1937, after the death of her mother. She served briefly in the Women's Land Army during WWII, and then worked in an armed forces canteen. She live
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A Will and a Way
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For the Good of the School
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Judy Sees It Through
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The Day-Girl's Champion
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Betty, the Ugly Duckling: A...
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Nan of Northcote
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Backstage with Peggy
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Tess and Tony
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The Empty House
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