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Jill Paton Walsh (1937–2020)

Autor(a) de Thrones, Dominations

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About the Author

Jill Paton Walsh was born Gillian Bliss on April 29, 1937 in London. She graduated from St. Anne's College in Oxford. She taught at the Enfield Girls' Grammar School for three years and was a permanent visiting faculty member for the Center for Children's Literature at Simmons College in Boston, mostrar mais Massachusetts. She was also an adjunct British board member of Children's Literature New England. She has written more than 15 books for children. She has won numerous awards including the Book World Festival Award for Fireweed in 1970, the Whitbread Prize for The Emperor's Winding Sheet in1974, the Universe Prize for A Parcel of Patterns in 1984, and the Smarties Grand Prix for Gaffer Samson's Luck in 1984. She has also written adult novels, including completing an unfinished Dorothy Sayers manuscript. Her adult works include Knowledge of Angels, The Serpentine Cave, and A School for Lovers. She is the author of the Imogen Quy Mystery series and the Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery series. She was elected as fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1996. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Jill Paton Walsh

Thrones, Dominations (1998) — Autor — 1,736 cópias
A Presumption of Death (2002) 966 cópias
The Green Book (1981) 657 cópias
Knowledge of Angels (1993) 587 cópias
The Attenbury Emeralds (2010) 573 cópias
The Late Scholar (2013) 369 cópias
A Parcel of Patterns (1983) 360 cópias
The Wyndham Case (1993) 191 cópias
Pepi and the Secret Names (1994) 187 cópias
Fireweed (1969) 184 cópias
A Piece of Justice (1995) 180 cópias
Debts of Dishonor (2006) 155 cópias
The Bad Quarto (2007) 154 cópias
A Desert in Bohemia (2000) 137 cópias
The Dolphin Crossing (1967) 130 cópias
The Emperor's Winding Sheet (1974) 122 cópias
A Chance Child (1978) 91 cópias
The Serpentine Cave (1988) 72 cópias
When Grandma Came (1992) 68 cópias
Gaffer Samson's Luck (1984) 67 cópias
When I Was Little Like You (1997) 65 cópias
Grace (1991) 64 cópias
Goldengrove Unleaving (1997) 59 cópias
Unleaving (1976) 57 cópias
Goldengrove (1972) 46 cópias
Lapsing (1986) 36 cópias
Torch (1987) 36 cópias
Children of the Fox (1842) 27 cópias
Hengest's Tale (1965) 26 cópias
Farewell, Great King (1972) 24 cópias
A School for Lovers (1989) 21 cópias
Birdy and the Ghosties (1989) 20 cópias
The Butty Boy (1975) 19 cópias
Matthew and the Sea Singer (1993) 19 cópias
Connie Came to Play (1995) 14 cópias
Thomas and the Tinners (1995) 12 cópias
The Huffler (1975) 10 cópias
Lost and Found (1984) 8 cópias
Toolmaker (1973) 6 cópias
Can I play Queenie (1990) 4 cópias
Shine (1988) 4 cópias
Babylon (1982) 4 cópias
Crossing to Salamis (1977) 4 cópias
Five Tides (1986) 3 cópias
The dawnstone (1979) 2 cópias
Can I Play Jenny Jones (1990) 2 cópias
Persian Gold (Long Ago Books) (1978) 1 exemplar(es)
Walls of Athens (Long Ago Books) (1977) 1 exemplar(es)
As my Wimsey takes me 1 exemplar(es)
Wimsey Untitled (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Can I play farmer, farmer (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
Can I play Wolf (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
A Parcel Of Patters 1 exemplar(es)
Cosecha de guerra 1 exemplar(es)
The Scold's Bridle 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Nine Tailors (1934) — Introdução, algumas edições4,413 cópias
The Children of Green Knowe (1954) — Posfácio, algumas edições1,657 cópias
Interfaces (1980) — Contribuinte — 155 cópias
Adventure Stories (1988) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias
Celebrate Cricket: 30 Years of Stories and Art (2003) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Slightly Foxed 4: Now we're shut in for the night (2004) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Memories (1992) — Introdução — 30 cópias
Out of Time (1984) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
The Thorny Paradise: Writers on Writing for Children (1975) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing (2012) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
To Break the Silence (1986) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Thrilling Adventure Stories (1988) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 8, April 1981 — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 7, March 1981 — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 6, February 1981 (1981) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 7, March 1976 (1976) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Young Winter's Tales 7 (1976) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Signal 61 : appoaches to children's books, January 1990 (1990) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Young Winter's Tales 1 (1970) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Walsh, Jill Paton
Nome de batismo
Paton Walsh, Gillian Bliss
Bliss, Gillian (meisjesnaam)
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
North Finchley, London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Richmond, Surrey, England, UK
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
St. Michael's Convent, North Finchley
University of Oxford (St Anne's College)
Townsend, John Rowe (husband)
Paton Walsh, Anthony (former husband)
Bliss, Christopher (brother)
Simmons College
Order of the British Empire (Commander ∙ 1996)
Fellow, Royal Society of Literature
Pequena biografia
Born Gillian Bliss in London on 25 April 1937. Educated at St. Michael's Convent, North Finchley, and at St. Anne's College, Oxford. In 1961 she married Anthony Paton Walsh, who died in 2003. In 2004 she married writer John Rowe Townsend, who died in 2014. Her books included fiction for children and teenagers, crime fiction (including additional books about Dorothy L Sayers' character Lord Peter Wimsey) and other novels. She was a 'permanent visiting faculty member' of the Centre for Children's Literature, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts from 1978 to 1986. In 1996 she received the CBE for services to literature, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She died in October 2020.




davidrgrigg | outras 6 resenhas | Mar 23, 2024 |
The strongest praise I can give this novel is that I found it a pleasurable page-turner. Walsh gets the period details just right and does a good job capturing some of the nuance of Sayers' characters, as well as the cultural shifts taking place in post-war Britain.

AND YET THE PLOT. The Attenbury Emeralds is lively and dramatic, but plotted more like an episode of Sherlock than a Golden Age detective story, with a mystery held together by coincidence and fuzzy thinking. While Sayers was not above the odd coincidence (Peter Wimsey is, after all, a Mystery Magnet), she is known for intellectual rigor. We just don't get that complexity in these fan sequels.

Don't get me wrong, the next time I'm in need of a cozy read I will certainly consider picking up another of these books, but the weak plotting means I find them simultaneously enjoyable and frustrating.

ETA: While I'm referencing TV Tropes, I forgot to complain about Walsh's hat tip to the Celebrity Paradox - it's silly, but it really bothered me! A world where Dorothy L. Sayers existed and wrote detective novels that aren't about Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane is a world I'd rather not contemplate.
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raschneid | outras 42 resenhas | Dec 19, 2023 |
A novel of the life of Themistocles, told in the first person, as Themistocles looks back on his whole life. Full of politics and the details of life in the nascent Athenian democracy. Many an ostrakon with the name of Themistocles has been dug up in the modern era. According to the novel, every year or so between the first and second Persian Wars somebody would decide to try to ostracize him, and his supporters would then have to campaign to ostracize someone else instead. He was the runner up four times, but never the first choice selected then. Lucky, as he points out, for Athens.

Looking back, he sees how the Greek cities have cruelly persecuted the ones who have served them most ably. The story of Miltiades is harsher than his own: the hero of Marathon, succumbing to gangrene, is fined an horrendous sum, then dies, and his son is forced into penury. All this happens just one year after the battle.

The details of life in Athens: the bathing, the technical details of vote collection, the exhausting march back to Athens after the battle of Marathon, the evacuation of Athens before the battle of Salamis, etc., are well realized.
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themulhern | outras 2 resenhas | Nov 21, 2023 |



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