Adèle Geras

Adèle Geras


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in Jerusalem, Israel
March 15, 1944

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Adèle Geras FRSL (born 15 March 1944) is an English writer for young children, teens and adults. Her husband was the Marxist academic Norman Geras and their daughter Sophie Hannah is also a novelist and poet.

Geras was born in Jerusalem, British Mandatory Palestine. Her father was in the Colonial Service and she had a varied childhood, living in countries such as Nigeria, Cyprus, Tanzania, Gambia and British North Borneo in a short span of time. She attended Roedean School in Brighton and then graduated from St Hilda's College, Oxford with a degree in Modern Languages. She was known for her stage and vocal talents, but decided instead to become a full-time writer.

Geras's first book was Tea at Mrs Manderby's, which was published in 1976. Her
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“Theano: Always expecting the worst, you are.

Danae: If you expect terrible things, then they don't surprise you, and all good things are like wonderful gifts.”
Adèle Geras

“Andromache: See, I've stopped crying. I won't cry ever again, I promise you.

Helen: Don't promise that. Never promise that. Tears are good sometimes. They clear the heart of sorrow. Cry.”
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“You can't ask questions like that. Everything has to be done in the right order, or the whole narrative falls to pieces. One thing has to follow another. You can't skip over anything or move things along faster. One step at a time.”
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