Farmer, Penelope (Jane)

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FARMER, Penelope (Jane)

FARMER, Penelope (Jane). British, b. 1939. Genres: Novels, Children's fiction, Young adult fiction. Career: Teacher, London, 1961-63. Publications: FOR ADULTS: Standing in the Shadow, 1984; Eve: Her Story, 1985; Away from Home, 1987; Glasshouses, 1988; Snakes and Ladders, 1993; Penelope, 1996. FOR CHILDREN: Daedalus and Icarus, 1971; Serpent's Teeth: The Story of Cadmus, 1971; The Story of Persophone, 1972; Heracles, 1974; August the Fourth, 1974; The Coal Train, 1977; The Runaway Train, 1980. FOR YOUNG ADULTS: The China People, 1960; The Summer Birds, 1962; The Magic Stone, 1964; Saturday Shillings, 1965; The Seagull, 1965; Emma in Winter, 1966; Charlotte Sometimes, 1969; The Dragonfly Summer, 1971; A Castle of Bone, 1972; William and Mary, 1974; Year King, 1977; Thicker than Water, 1989; Stone Croc, 1991. OTHER: (ed.) Beginnings: Creation Myths of the World, 1978; (trans.) Soumchi, 1980; Two, or, The Book of Twins and Doubles, 1996; (ed.) Sisters: An Anthology, 1999; The Virago Book of Grandmothers: An Autobiographical Anthology, 2000. Address: c/o Deborah Owen Ltd, 78 Narrow St., London E14 8BP, England.

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