Michelle Magorian





Michelle Magorian


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in Portsmouth, The United Kingdom
November 06, 1947

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British children's author Michelle Magorian - author of the celebrated Goodnight, Mr. Tom (1981), which won The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize - was born in Southsea, Portsmouth, in 1947. She trained to be an actress, studying at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, and at Marcel Marceau's L'école Internationale de Mime in Paris. While pursuing an acting career, Magorian became interested in children's books, writing her first novel for young readers (Goodnight, Mr. Tom) over the course of four and a half years.

Average rating: 4.25 · 35,733 ratings · 1,716 reviews · 20 distinct worksSimilar authors
Good Night, Mr. Tom

4.28 avg rating — 30,686 ratings — published 1981 — 48 editions
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Back Home

4.11 avg rating — 1,751 ratings — published 1984 — 15 editions
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A Little Love Song

4.17 avg rating — 1,207 ratings — published 1991 — 13 editions
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Just Henry

4.06 avg rating — 613 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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A Spoonful of Jam

3.92 avg rating — 537 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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Cuckoo in the Nest

4.09 avg rating — 440 ratings — published 1994 — 8 editions
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Impossible!

4.12 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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In Deep Water

3.44 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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Be Yourself

3.48 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2004
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The Front Room

3.08 avg rating — 12 ratings
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“I’d rather be happy and odd than miserable and ordinary,' she said, sticking her chin in the air.”
Michelle Magorian, Good Night, Mr. Tom

“It occurred to him that strength was quite different from toughness and that being vulnerable wasn't quite the same as being weak.”
Michelle Magorian, Goodnight Mister Tom

“I would do anything to save our love because our love is my life”
Michelle Magorian

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