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The Well

Gene Kemp
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571248391
Date Published
22.01.2009
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Summary

Drawing on the author’s memories of her own childhood, Gene Kemp’s The Well is the account of Annie Sutton’s growing up in a Midlands village during the years before the Second World War. Peopled with Annie’s parents, her much-loved if sometimes bossy brother Tom, and three grown-up sisters, this hilarious yet perceptive book captures perfectly Annie’s child’s-eye view of the world.

It is yet more proof of Gene Kemp’s prodigious writing talent; as written in the Guardian, ‘Gene Kemp is faultless on the mysterious, transient vocabulary of the young’.

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Gene Kemp has established herself as one of the most inventive and imaginative of British children’s writers. She was born in 1926 and grew up in Staffordshire. After studying at Exeter University she taught, married and had three children. She is best-known for her Cricklepit School stories, including The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler, a winner of the Carnegie Medal…

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