Jill Murphy


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in London, England, The United Kingdom
July 05, 1949

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Jill Murphy is a London-born English children's author, best known for The Worst Witch series and the Large Family picture books. She has been described as "one of the most engaging writers and illustrators for children in the land."

Jill Murphy was born in London and attended the Ursuline Convent in Wimbledon which, together with the boarding school stories she enjoyed reading, provided much of the material and inspiration Miss Cackle's Academy in the The Worst Witch, which she started when she was 15. Mildred Hubble is very much a self-portrait! She put the book on hold as she attended both Chelsea and Croydon Art Schools, but continued to write it whilst living in a village in Togo, West Africa for a year and then whilst working as a nann
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The Worst Witch (Worst Witc...

3.95 avg rating — 15,263 ratings — published 1974 — 57 editions
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Peace At Last

4.27 avg rating — 3,799 ratings — published 1980 — 29 editions
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The Worst Witch Strikes Aga...

3.96 avg rating — 3,122 ratings — published 1980 — 37 editions
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A Bad Spell for the Worst W...

3.99 avg rating — 2,280 ratings — published 1982 — 39 editions
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Five Minutes' Peace

4.24 avg rating — 1,818 ratings — published 1986 — 42 editions
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The Worst Witch All at Sea ...

3.96 avg rating — 1,705 ratings — published 1993 — 30 editions
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The Worst Witch Saves the D...

3.99 avg rating — 1,077 ratings — published 1999 — 25 editions
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The Worst Witch to the Resc...

4.15 avg rating — 624 ratings — published 2007 — 19 editions
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The Worst Witch and The Wis...

4.26 avg rating — 475 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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Whatever Next!

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