Geraldine McCaughrean

in The United Kingdom
January 01, 1951



Geraldine McCaughrean was born in 1951 and brought up in North London. She studied at Christ Church College of Education, Canterbury and worked in a London publishing house for 10 years before becoming a full-time writer in 1988. She has written over 120 books, 50 short plays for schools, and a radio play.

Her adult novels include Fires’ Astonishment (1990) and The Ideal Wife (1997), but she is best-known for her children’s books. She writes for children of all ages, from first readers, picture books, and younger children’s books, to children’s novels, which include A Little Lower than the Angels (1987), Gold Dust (1993) and Not the End of the World (2004), each of which have won the Whitbread Children’s Book Award, making her the only write

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Geraldine McCaughrean reveals the inspiration behind her new novel, “Where the World Ends”


Next month, Usborne are publishing a richly compelling new novel by master storyteller, Geraldine McCaughrean, based on the true story of a group of boys who were left stranded on Stac in Armin in 1727. Below, Geraldine tells us a little more about the inspiration behind this incredible book. 

Sometimes history can be heartless and tight-lipped. I

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Peter Pan in Scarlet

3.55 avg rating — 6,655 ratings — published 2006 — 55 editions
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The White Darkness

3.48 avg rating — 4,229 ratings — published 2005 — 17 editions
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The Canterbury Tales

3.96 avg rating — 1,570 ratings — published 1984 — 11 editions
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Where the World Ends

3.80 avg rating — 1,972 ratings — published 2017 — 14 editions
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One Thousand and One Arabia...

4.03 avg rating — 1,122 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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The Kite Rider

3.53 avg rating — 1,344 ratings — published 2001 — 22 editions
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The Middle of Nowhere

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Gilgamesh the Hero

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The Death-Defying Pepper Roux

3.48 avg rating — 618 ratings — published 2009 — 14 editions
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Not the End of the World

3.38 avg rating — 522 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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“I hate clowns. You can't see what they're thinking.”
Geraldine McCaughrean, Peter Pan in Scarlet

“[Peter Pan] has never broken his terrible habit of eavesdropping. So, maybe that wasn't the rustle of pages you heard while this story lasted, but Peter Pan himself, listening in. In exchanged for a story of yours, he might show you his most prized possession: James Hooks' map of Neverland.

In exchange for a smile, he may show you Neverland itself.”
Geraldine McCaughrean, Peter Pan in Scarlet

“It's true: Everyone needs a reason to stay alive -- someone who justifies your existence. Someone who loves you. Not beyond all reason. Just loves you. Even just shows an interest. Even someone who doesn't exist, or isn't yours. No, no! They don't even have to love you! They just have to be there to love! Target for your arrows. Magnetic Pole to drag on your compass needle and stop it spinning and tell you where you're heading and...Someone to soak up all the yearning. That's what I think.”
Geraldine McCaughrean, The White Darkness


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