Penelope Farmer


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in Westerham, Kent, The United Kingdom
June 14, 1939

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British children's author Penelope Farmer was born in 1939, in Westerham, Kent, the daughter of Hugh Robert MacDonald and Penelope Boothby Farmer. She published her first book, The China People, in 1960, going on to use one of the longer stories originally intended for that collection as the basis of her first novel, The Summer Birds, which received a Carnegie commendation.

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Granny has just sent this to the BBC: whether they'll publish it is another matter - but she'll just copy it here, so you'll see where we're at.

On the BBC news last night, it was stated that this crisis would sort out the good airlines from the bad. Indeed. Staying with me at my house in Lanzarote have been my nephew - a teacher -and his wife with 3 children under 6 and my son with his daughter... Read more of this blog post »
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“Of course I'm not going to look through the keyhole. That's something only servants do. I'm going to hide in the bay window.”
Penelope Farmer, Charlotte Sometimes

“Where you some particular person because people recognized you as that?”
Penelope Farmer, Charlotte Sometimes

“And, she thought uncomfortably, what would happen if people did not recognize you? Would you know who you were yourself? If tomorrow they started to call her Vanessa or Janet or Elizabeth, would she know how to be, how to feel like, Charlotte? Were you some particular person only because people recognized you as that?”
Penelope Farmer, Charlotte Sometimes



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