Sheila Burnford





Sheila Burnford


Born
in The United Kingdom
May 11, 1918

Died
April 20, 1984

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Sheila Philip Cochrane Burnford, née Every, (11 May 1918 – 20 April 1984) was an English novelist.

Born in Scotland but brought up in various parts of the United Kingdom, she attended St. George's School, Edinburgh and Harrogate Ladies College. In 1941 she married Doctor David Burnford, with whom she had three children. During World War II she worked as a volunteer ambulance driver. In 1951 she emigrated to Canada, settling in Port Arthur, Ontario.

Burnford is best remembered for The Incredible Journey, a story about three animals traveling in the wilderness (1961), the first of a number of books she wrote on Canadian topics. The book was a modest success in 1961 but became a bestseller after it formed the basis of a successful Disney film. A
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The Incredible Journey

4.16 avg rating — 42,316 ratings — published 1960 — 73 editions
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Bel Ria: Dog of War

3.94 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 1977 — 13 editions
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One Woman's Arctic

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The Fields Of Noon

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Without reserve

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Mr Noah and the Second Flood

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Incredible Journey

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