Liz Bankes


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Liz Bankes grew up in Sevenoaks (or One-oak as it should be called since six of the oaks fell down).

As a child she was passionate about books, the Beano and Ryan Giggs.

She has been writing since she was little, drawing plenty of cartoons and comic strips, giving them to her family to read and then waiting patiently (staring at them intensely) until they laughed. In year 6 she co-wrote, with a friend, The Sealyham Story (like the Iliad, but in Wales), which was scandalously ignored by all the major literary prizes. Then at secondary school she wrote a story about a woman who killed people and turned them into pies. Instead of a referral to a psychologist the school gave her a creative writing prize and sent her on her way.

Since then she’s be
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REVIEWS: Magical stories from Stephanie Burgis and Katherine Roberts

Books and magic
Reading as a child I never really considered myself on the lookout for magic. I would have said I loved books about 'real life':animal real life, where children worked in vets, rescued stray dogs and won gymkhanas AGAINST THE ODDS sporty real life, where characters set up football teams and then won the tournament in a thrilling comeback AGAINST THE ODDS exciting real life, where fi Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 30, 2012 08:18
Average rating: 3.4 · 791 ratings · 141 reviews · 14 distinct worksSimilar authors
Irresistible

3.32 avg rating — 356 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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Undeniable

3.06 avg rating — 189 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Unstoppable

3.62 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Mme Chance se marie

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M. Grincheux et les joies d...

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Mr. Grumpy Nails Fatherhood

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Mr Happy and the Office Party

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“I have this thing that whenever the slightest embarrassment happens I go bright red. Not in the attractive English-rose way; in the way that someone might glance over and stay ‘Oh, how strange. A tomato with the body of a girl.”
Liz Bankes, Irresistible



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