Lynne Reid Banks


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in London, England, The United Kingdom
July 31, 1929

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Lynne Reid Banks is a British author of books for children and adults. She has written forty books, including the best-selling children's novel The Indian in the Cupboard, which has sold over 10 million copies and been made into a film.
Banks was born in London, the only child of James and Muriel Reid Banks. She was evacuated to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada during World War II but returned after the war was over. She attended St Teresa's School in Surrey. Prior to becoming a writer Banks was an actress, and also worked as a television journalist in Britain, one of the first women to do so. Her first novel, The L-Shaped Room, was published in 1960.
In 1962 Banks emigrated to Israel, where she taught for eight years on an Israeli kibbutz Yas
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The Indian in the Cupboard ...

3.92 avg rating — 101,318 ratings — published 1980 — 72 editions
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The Return of the Indian (T...

3.86 avg rating — 11,910 ratings — published 1986 — 9 editions
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The Secret of the Indian (T...

3.83 avg rating — 9,031 ratings — published 1989 — 10 editions
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The Mystery of the Cupboard...

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The L-Shaped Room (Jane Gra...

3.97 avg rating — 2,870 ratings — published 1960 — 26 editions
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The Fairy Rebel

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The Key to the Indian (The ...

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The Farthest-Away Mountain

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The Indian In The Cupboard ...

4.06 avg rating — 1,283 ratings — published 1980 — 9 editions
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Tiger, Tiger

3.88 avg rating — 1,372 ratings — published 2004 — 22 editions
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“The very people you trusted most could become like strangers in their longing...”
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“Most men, if you just tell them what to do in a businesslike fashion, will follow directions without thinking about it. One proceeds on the assumption that they'll do as they're told, and they do.”
Lynne Reid Banks, The Secret of the Indian
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“The Spring can be more painful than any other time of the year. Summer is lazy and indifferent. Autumn is demanding and invigorating. Winter is numb and self-contained, but Spring has none of the palliatives. Every emotional nerve is close to the surface. Every sound and sight, every touch of the air is a summons to feel, to open your doors, to let life possess you and do what it likes with you.”
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