Elizabeth Winthrop

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ELIZABETH WINTHROP is the author of over sixty works of fiction for all ages.

Her most recent picture book, LUCY AND HENRY ARE TWINS, a picture book for toddlers with illustrations by Jane Massey, was published by Two Lions in 2015. Publishers Weekly called MAIA AND THE MONSTER BABY, published by Holiday House, a story of "two winning female characters with a message about friendship and girl power that feels both of-the-moment and deeply empathic."

Writing as Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop, she has just published an ebook memoir piece entitled DON'T KNOCK UNLESS YOU'RE BLEEDING, Growing up in Cold War Washington. Her work in progress, another memoir, is tentatively entitled THE CHILDREN OF SPIES.

The daughter of the journalist, Stewart Alsop,she d
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From 1946 to 1958, Joseph Alsop, my uncle, JWA(V)_1948


and his younger brother Stewart, my father, SJOA Paris 1948


wrote a syndicated political column for the New York Herald Tribune. At its height, “Matter of Fact” appeared in more than 250 newspapers. Today, decades later, an incident involving Joe Alsop, Russian intelligence, and a so-called “honey trap” in a Moscow hotel seems to have particular relevance. Uncle Joe,...

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