Obituary: Jean Little

Canadian children's book author Jean Little, internationally recognized for her novels featuring characters who realistically deal with adversity, died on April 6 at Hospice Wellington in Guelph, Ontario. She was 88. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-07 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Jane Havell obituary

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[ The Guardian | 2018-12-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Claire L’Enfant

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[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Guardian | 2018-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Guardian | 2018-10-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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