Christine Chaundler

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Christine Chaundler (5 September 1887 - 15 December 1972 ) was a British children's author, who also wrote under the name "Peter Martin".[1]

Born in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, the daughter of a solicitor, Henry Chaundler and Constance Julia Chaundler (née Thompson), Chaundler was educated at Queen Anne's School, Caversham, and St Winifred's School, Llanfairfechan.

Apart from a brief stint in the Land Army in World War I, Chaundler worked in various editorial jobs while she built her writing career.

Writing career[edit]

1n 1912 Chaundler won a poetry contest, and so her first work was published. She became a prolific author of children's novels, for boys under her pseudonym "Peter Martin" and for girls under her own name. She also wrote many short stories for magazines.

By the late 1940s, the market for these types of children's books had changed and Chaundler switched to reviewing books.


  • Lancelot: The Adventures of King Arthur's Most Celebrated Knight illustrated by Thomas Mackenzie and Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale (1995)
  • Every Man's Book of Superstitions (1970)
  • Everyman's Book of Ancient Customs (1968)
  • A Year Book of Saints (1958)
  • A Year Book of Legends (1954)
  • Winkie Wee and the Silver Sixpences (1947)
  • The Thirteenth Orphan (1947)
  • The Odd Ones illustrated by Harry Rountree (1941)
  • The Amateur Patrol illustrated by Jean Stuart (1933)
  • Five B and Evangeline (1932)
  • The Feud with the Sixth (1932)
  • Jill of the Guides (1932)
  • Two in Form Four (1931)
  • The Story-Book School (1931)
  • The Junior Prefect (1931)
  • A Disgrace to the Fourth (1930)
  • The Prize for Valour (1930)
  • The Technical Fifth (1930)
  • The Madcap of the School (1930)
  • Friends in the Fourth illustrated by J. Dewar Mills (1929)
  • My book of stories from the poets, told in prose (1927)
  • Reforming the Fourth illustrated by J. Dewar Mills (1927)
  • The Chivalrous Fifth illustrated by Anne Rochester (1927)
  • A Credit to Her House A School Story for Girls illustrated by J. Dewar Mills (1926)
  • Bunty of the Blackbirds (1925)
  • Winning Her Colours (1924)
  • Jill the Outsider illustrated by Elizabeth Earnshaw (1924)
  • Dickie's Day (1924)
  • Sally Sticks It Out: A Fourth Form Feud (1924)
  • Jan of the Fourth (1923)
  • Goblin Market ~ A Sensual Gothic Fantasy with Christina Rossetti, Constance Maud, Kent David Kelly (Editor) (2012)
  • Blackie's Girls' Annual with Natalie Joan, Evelyn Smith, W. Kersley Holmes, Violet M. Methley (1929)
  • Jan of the Fourth (1923)
  • A Fourth Form Rebel illustrated by G. W. Goss (1922)
  • The Fourth Form Detectives illustrated by G. W. Goss (1921)
  • The Right St. John's (1920) Oxford University Press
  • The Reputation of the Upper Fourth (Cara, #1) (1920)
  • Arthur and his Knights illustrated by Thomas Mackenzie (1920)
  • Just Gerry (1920)
  • Pat's Third Term illustrated by Harold Earnshaw (1920)
  • Ronald's Burglar illustrated by Helen Stratton (1919)


  1. ^ Joseph F. Clarke (1977). Pseudonyms. BCA. p. 112. 

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