William Corlett





William Corlett


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William Corlett (8 October 1938 - 16 August 2005), was an English children's writer, best known for his quartet of novels, The Magician's House, published between 1990 and 1992.

Corlett was born in Darlington, County Durham. He was educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh, then trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He worked as an actor while embarking on a literary career during the 1960s, and wrote plays and adult novels as well as the children's novels for which he is particularly remembered. Several of his works were adapted for the screen.

Later in life he came out as gay, and it was from his partner, Bryn Ellis, that he gained some of his inspiration for The Magician's House. Corlett died of cancer at Sarlat in France.

Average rating: 3.89 · 1,616 ratings · 99 reviews · 24 distinct works · Similar authors
Now and Then

4.12 avg rating — 357 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
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The Steps Up the Chimney (T...

3.79 avg rating — 388 ratings — published 1990 — 16 editions
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The Door in the Tree (The M...

3.86 avg rating — 267 ratings — published 1991 — 16 editions
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The Tunnel Behind the Water...

3.89 avg rating — 226 ratings — published 1991 — 14 editions
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The Bridge in the Clouds (T...

3.85 avg rating — 210 ratings — published 1992 — 12 editions
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Two Gentlemen Sharing

3.49 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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Kitty

4.65 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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The Secret Line

4.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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Return to the Gate

4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1975 — 3 editions
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The Dark Side of the Moon

3.22 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1976 — 6 editions
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