Mal Peet





Mal Peet


Born
in North Walsham, Norfolk, England, The United Kingdom
October 05, 1947

Died
March 02, 2015

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Mal Peet grew up in North Norfolk, and studied English and American Studies at the University of Warwick. Later he moved to southwest England and worked at a variety of jobs before turning full-time to writing and illustrating in the early 1990s. With his wife, Elspeth Graham, he had written and illustrated many educational picture books for young children, and his cartoons have appeared in a number of magazines.

Average rating: 3.86 · 8,647 ratings · 1,627 reviews · 39 distinct works · Similar authors
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“You do not win a war by dying for your country. You win a war by making sure that some poor bastard dies for his.”
Mal Peet, Tamar

“Sentimentality and nostalgia are closely related. Kissing cousins. I have no time for nostalgia, though. Nostalgics believe the past is nicer than the present. It isn't. Or wasn't. Nostalgics want to cuddle the past like a puppy. But the past has bloody teeth and bad breath. I look into its mouth like a sorrowing dentist.”
Mal Peet, Life: An Exploded Diagram

“instead of being in history he was in love”
Mal Peet, Life: An Exploded Diagram

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