Sheena Porter (born 1935) is a British author of children's novels. She won the 1964 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising as the year's best children's book by a Nordy Bank 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. She also weaves the history and folklore of the region into her narratives. [2 ] [3 ]
Selected works [ edit ]
The Bronze Chrysanthemum (1961)
Hills and Hollows (1962)
Jacobs' Ladder (1963)
(1964) Nordy Bank
The Knockers (1965)
The Scapegoat (1968)
The Valley of Carrig-Wen (1971)
The Hospital (1973)
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ (Carnegie Winner 1964). Living Archive: Celebrating the Carnegie and Greenaway Winners. CILIP. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
^ Marcus Crouch, The Nesbit Tradition: The Children's Novel in England 1945–1970, Ernest Benn, 1972, pp. 155–56.
^ "Sheena Porter". Updated 14 September 2003. Literary Heritage: West Midlands ( literaryheritage.org.uk). Shropshire County Council. Digital Midlands.
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