Geoffrey Trease


Born
in Nottingham, The United Kingdom
August 11, 1909

Died
January 27, 1998

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Robert Geoffrey Trease (August 11, 1909 - January 27, 1998) was a prolific writer, publishing 113 books between 1934 (Bows Against the Barons) and 1997 (Cloak for a Spy). His work has been translated into 20 languages. His grandfather was a historian, and was one of the main influences towards Trease's work.

He is best known for writing children's historical novels, whose content reflects his insistence on historically correct backgrounds, which he meticulously researched. However, with his ground-breaking study Tales Out of School (1949), he was also a pioneer of the idea that children's literature should be a serious subject for study and debate. When he began his career, his radical viewpoint was a change from the conventional and often j
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Average rating: 3.67 · 3,147 ratings · 317 reviews · 110 distinct worksSimilar authors
Cue for Treason

3.60 avg rating — 1,913 ratings — published 1940 — 26 editions
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Word to Caesar

3.93 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 1956 — 6 editions
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No Boats on Bannermere

3.94 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 1949 — 4 editions
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Bows Against the Barons

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3.62 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 1934 — 11 editions
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The Red Towers of Granada

3.90 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 1966 — 7 editions
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London: A Concise History

3.74 avg rating — 53 ratings3 editions
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Black Banner Abroad

4.09 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1954
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Under Black Banner

4.03 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1951 — 3 editions
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The Gates of Bannerdale

4.16 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1956
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Popinjay Stairs

4.08 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1972 — 3 editions
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