Sheena Porter

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Sheena Porter (born 1935) is a British author of children's novels. She won the 1964 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising Nordy Bank as the year's best children's book by a British subject.[1]

Sheena Porter has worked as a librarian in Leicester, Nottingham and Shropshire, and currently lives in Ludlow.

Her work is particularly notable for its atmosphere and characterization. It has a feeling for landscape, often portraying actual places, especially in the high country of the Welsh Marches, such as Nordy Bank, and the Long Mynd in The Knockers.[2] She also weaves the history and folklore of the region into her narratives.[3]

Selected works[edit]

  • The Bronze Chrysanthemum (1961)
  • Hills and Hollows (1962)
  • Jacobs' Ladder (1963)
  • Nordy Bank (1964)
  • The Knockers (1965)
  • Deerfold (1966)
  • The Scapegoat (1968)
  • The Valley of Carrig-Wen (1971)
  • The Hospital (1973)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (Carnegie Winner 1964). Living Archive: Celebrating the Carnegie and Greenaway Winners. CILIP. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
  2. ^ Marcus Crouch, The Nesbit Tradition: The Children's Novel in England 1945–1970, Ernest Benn, 1972, pp. 155–56.
  3. ^ "Sheena Porter". Updated 14 September 2003. Literary Heritage: West Midlands (literaryheritage.org.uk). Shropshire County Council. Digital Midlands.

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