Catherine Storr


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
July 21, 1913

Died
January 06, 2001

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Author Catherine Storr was educated at St. Paul's Girls' School and went on to study English at Newnham College, Cambridge. She then went to medical school and worked part-time as a Senior Medical Officer in the Department of Psychological Medicine of the Middlesex Hospital from 1950 to 1963.

Her first book was published in 1940, but was not successful. It was not until the 1950s that her books became popular. She wrote mostly children's books as well as books for adults, plays, short stories, and adapted one of her novels into an opera libretto. She published more than 30 children's books, but is best known for Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf and Marianne Dreams, which was made into a television series and a film.
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“Marianne was surprised, not for the first time, that one can concentrate really hard and even enjoy thinking about something which isn’t at all what one is really wanting to think about.”
Catherine Storr, Marianne Dreams

“What're you going to write about for English?" Vicky asked.
"They're a rotten lot of subjects. I don't want to do any of them."
"I don't mind the one on Macbeth."
"You must be crazy! It doesn't mean a thing."
"What is it?" Mrs. Stanford asked.
"About how the witches knew Macbeth was going to kill Duncan," Chris said.
"No it isn't. It's whether Macbeth would have done anything about it if he hadn't been told he was going to be king," Vicky said.
"What's the difference? They told him the future, didn't they?"
"But what's interesting is whether he'd have murdered Duncan if they hadn't said anything."
"But he did murder Duncan. He couldn't have been king without it," Chris said.
"Only did the witches make him do it by telling him first?”
Catherine Storr, The Chinese Egg