Lavinia Derwent


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Jedburgh, Scotland
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Lavinia Derwent (1909–1989) was the pen name of Scottish author and broadcaster Elizabeth Dodd MBE.

She was born in an isolated farmhouse in the Cheviot hills some seven miles from Jedburgh. She began making up stories about animals at an early age. Her most famous creation was "Tammy Troot" who entranced generations of children. She also wrote a best-selling book about an island called Sula which later featured in a film. The novels were: Sula (1969), Return to Sula (1971), The Boy From Sula (1973) and Song of Sula (1976). She also wrote a version of Greyfriars Bobby (1985). Her autobiographical books, particularly A Breath of Border Air recreate a world when it was the more fundamental things of life that mattered. Her Border Bairn series
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Average rating: 3.92 · 177 ratings · 15 reviews · 23 distinct works
Sula

3.91 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1969 — 4 editions
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The Tale of Greyfriars Bobby

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3.59 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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The Boy from Sula

3.88 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1973 — 4 editions
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A Breath of Border Air

3.86 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1975 — 2 editions
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Song of Sula

4.13 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1976 — 4 editions
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Return to Sula

3.86 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1971 — 4 editions
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Joseph and the Coat of Many...

3.67 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1965
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A Border Bairn

4.83 avg rating — 6 ratings2 editions
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Lady of the Manse

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1983 — 4 editions
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Beyond the Borders

4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1988
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Sula Return to Sula The Boy from Sula Song of Sula
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