Geoffrey Trease

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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 · 3,505 ratings · 352 reviews · 120 distinct worksSimilar authors
Cue for Treason

3.60 avg rating — 2,099 ratings — published 1940 — 31 editions
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Word to Caesar

3.95 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 1956 — 6 editions
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Bows Against the Barons

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3.65 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 1934 — 13 editions
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The Red Towers of Granada

3.86 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 1966 — 9 editions
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No Boats on Bannermere

3.96 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 1949 — 4 editions
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London: A Concise History

3.66 avg rating — 53 ratings3 editions
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Under Black Banner

3.97 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1951 — 4 editions
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Black Banner Abroad

4.03 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1954 — 2 editions
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The Hills of Varna

4.09 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1958 — 5 editions
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The Gates of Bannerdale

4.09 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1956
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