Joanna Cannan


Born
in The United Kingdom
January 01, 1898

Died
January 01, 1961

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Born in 1898, Joanna Cannan was the youngest daughter of Oxford don Charles Cannan, and his wife Mary Wedderburn. Part of a family of authors, Joanna Cannan was cousin to novelist and playwright Gilbert Cannan, sister to poet May Wedderburn Cannan, mother to fellow pony-book authors Josephine Pullein-Thompson, Diana Pullein-Thompson and Christine Pullein-Thompson, as well as to screenwriter and playwright Denis Cannan, and grandmother to cookbook author Charlotte Popescu.

Cannan worked as a VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) nurse during WWI, meeting her her future husband, Captain Harold J. "Cappy" Pullein-Thompson, in Oxford, during the course of that work. They were married in 1918, and Cannan (who never published under her married name) beca
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Average rating: 3.81 · 541 ratings · 84 reviews · 21 distinct works
They Rang Up the Police

3.77 avg rating — 159 ratings — published 1939 — 3 editions
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Death at the Dog

3.67 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 1940 — 3 editions
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Princes in the Land

4.02 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 1938 — 2 editions
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Murder Included

3.49 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 1950 — 8 editions
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A Pony for Jean

4.48 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1936 — 5 editions
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We Met Our Cousins

4.11 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2006
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Long Shadows (A D.I. Price ...

4.33 avg rating — 6 ratings
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Body in the Beck

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1952 — 4 editions
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All Is Discovered

3.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1962 — 3 editions
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Gaze at the Moon

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1957 — 3 editions
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“Don't you like people?'
'Not much. They're all right outside your life, but once you let them in, they start telling you what to do.”
Joanna Cannan, Death at the Dog
tags: people

“He had great faith in putting things down on paper. You could turn things over in your mind for ever, but there was nothing like analysis for catching out sentiment and the preferences you couldn't help forming.”
Joanna Cannan, Death at the Dog

“wisdom is common sense lit by imagination.” “What”
Joanna Cannan, Death at the Dog