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Jill Paton Walsh (1937–2020)

Jill Paton Walsh was born on April 29, 1937 in London, England as Gillian Honorine Mary Bliss. She was a writer, known for Jackanory (1965), The Torch (1992) and The Book Programme (1973). She was married to John Rowe Townsend and Anthony Paton Walsh. She died on October 18, 2020 in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England. See full bio »

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Jackanory Writer
The Torch Writer


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 1992 The Torch (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- The End of the World (1992) ... (novel)
- The Slave State (1992) ... (novel)
- The Raft (1992) ... (novel)
- The Poseidon (1992) ... (novel)
- The Nikathlon (1992) ... (novel)
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 1973-1976 The Book Programme (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #4.6 (1976) ... Self
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... Self

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Author of novels, detective fiction, and children's books. She was educated at St. Michael's Convent, North Finchley, and at St. Anne's College, Oxford. From 1959 to 1962 she taught English at Enfield Girls' Grammar School. Winner of the Book World Festival Award, 1970, for Fireweed; the Whitbread Prize, 1974 (for a Children's novel) for The Emperor's Winding Sheet; The Boston Globe-Horn Book ... See more »

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