Michelle Cooper

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Michelle Cooper writes novels for teenagers. She is the award-winning author of Dr Huxley's Bequest, A Brief History of Montmaray, The FitzOsbornes in Exile, The FitzOsbornes at War and The Rage of Sheep.

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Michelle was born in Sydney, Australia. She attended a succession of schools in Fiji and country New South Wales, then went to university in Sydney. She worked as a speech and language pathologist for fifteen years, helping students with learning problems. Michelle liked this job a lot. She got to watch students improve their literacy skills and become happier, more confident learners - also, she got to work in an office covered in Harry Potter posters and give herself smiley stamps when she did a good job.

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Dr Huxley’s Bequest has been shortlisted for the Young People’s History Prize in the 2018 NSW Premier’s History Awards. The other shortlisted books are The Fighting Stingrays by Simon Mitchell and Marvellous Miss May: Queen of the Circus by Stephanie Owen Reeder, both of which look fascinating.


'The Fighting Stingrays' by Simon Mitchell


'Marvellous Miss May' by Stephanie Owen Reeder


Dr Huxley’s Bequest has also been added to the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge list for Years 7-9. T...

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A Brief History of Montmara...

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3.31 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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“There’s a fine line between gossip and history, when one is talking about kings.”
Michelle Cooper, A Brief History of Montmaray

“Simon called you 'Machiavelli disguised as a debutante.'" "Gosh," I said, not sure whether to feel flattered or insulted.”
Michelle Cooper, The FitzOsbornes in Exile

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife,' I said, sighing.
'Is it?' said Veronica, looking surprised. 'Universally acknowledged? Surely that presupposes life similar to human societies beyond this planet, and besides--'
'No, no, it's a quote from ... Never mind,' I said.”
Michelle Cooper, The FitzOsbornes in Exile

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