Jane Gaskell


Born
in Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, The United Kingdom
July 07, 1941

Genre


Gaskell was born Jane Gaskell Denvil on 7 July 1941, in Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, England (previously in the county of Lancashire). She is the great grandniece of the Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell. Her first novel, Strange Evil, was written when she was 14-years-old (published two years later, in 1957). In 1963 Gaskell married truck driver Gerald Lynch; and in 1965 their daughter, Lucy Emma, was born. (Their marriage ended in divorce in 1968.)

In 1970 she received the Somerset Maugham Award for her novel A Sweet, Sweet Summer.

China Miéville lists Strange Evil as one of the top 10 examples of weird fiction.

Wikipedia®

Average rating: 3.67 · 718 ratings · 67 reviews · 27 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Serpent (Atlan, #1)

3.70 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 1963 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Atlan (Atlan, #2)

3.65 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 1965 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Dragon (Atlan Saga)

3.91 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 1963 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The City (Atlan, #3)

by
3.57 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 1967 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Some Summer Lands (Atlan, #4)

3.43 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1977 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Strange Evil

3.46 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1957 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Shiny Narrow Grin

4.42 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1964
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Sweet, Sweet Summer

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1969 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
King's Daughter

3.75 avg rating — 8 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Dragon (Orbit Books)

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1985
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Jane Gaskell…
The Serpent The Dragon Atlan The City Some Summer Lands
(5 books)
by
3.67 avg rating — 568 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“Like all these long low squat houses, it had been built not for but against. They were built against the forest, against the sea, against the elements, against the world. They had roof-beams and doors and hatred--as though in this part of the world an architect always included hatred among his tools, and said to his apprentice: 'Mind you've brought along enough hatred today.”
Jane Gaskell, Some Summer Lands

“Will you not see?” she cried. “You are not as other men are. Why need you bow to a Fate? Can you not change it?”
Jane Gaskell, Strange Evil

“Yes – But – Well, it is yours to choose. I do not force anyone. Is it a hard choice?”
“No-o.” Judith shook her head. “Except that I do not know which to choose.”
Jane Gaskell, Strange Evil

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Sword and Laser: Book Edition OCD 10 45 Feb 08, 2011 02:51PM  
The Sword and Laser: British authors 38 246 Dec 11, 2012 02:52AM  
Beyond Reality: The Etched City: ROLL CALL and Initial Impressions>> NO SPOILERS! 5 35 Mar 11, 2013 10:55PM  
Miévillians: * IC spoiler thread 1: Prologue to end of Chapter 6 35 34 Nov 01, 2013 07:41AM  
Classic Horror Lo...: M.R. James Buddy read 178 69 Dec 25, 2013 03:20PM  
Fantasy Book Club: Fantasy cliches 265 634 Jun 10, 2014 06:57AM  
Sci-Fi & Fantasy ...: Your 2015 reads 27 28 Jan 30, 2015 01:32PM  
Fantasy Book Club: Underrated fantasy 29 150 Dec 23, 2015 07:55AM  
Fantasy Book Club: Favourite female authors 118 192 Mar 16, 2016 05:48AM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Jane to Goodreads.