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Ann Turnbull

Biography

Ann Turnbull

Ann Turnbull (born 1943) is a British writer of fiction for children and young adults. Her work includes picture books as well as novels. Many of her novels are set in Shropshire, the English county where she lives. She was born in Hertford, England. Turnbull's best known novels are PIGEON SUMMER, set in a Shropshire mining town during the Great Depression of the 1930s which is about a young girl named Mary Dyer, and NO SHAME, NO FEAR, a novel for young adults that depicts the persecution of Quakers during the 1660s, and is set in both Shropshire and London. PIGEON SUMMER was nominated for the Nestle Smarties Book Prize and NO SHAME, NO FEAR was nominated for both the Guardian Book Award and the Whitbread Book Award. She has written a number of picture books but the best known is THE SAND HORSE which is illustrated by Michael Foreman.

Ann Turnbull

Books by Ann Turnbull

by Ann Turnbull - Historical Fiction

In 1655, newly independent Will travels from the countryside to London to earn a living after being cast out by his father for becoming a Quaker. Will waits patiently to be reunited with his beloved Susanna and finally be married. But when Will is thrown into jail for his beliefs and the plague spreads closer, can their love still bring them together despite the most terrifying twists of fate?

by Ann Turnbull - Historical Fiction

In England in 1662, a time of religious persecution, fifteen-year-old Susanna, a poor country girl and a Quaker, and seventeen-year-old William, a wealthy Anglican, meet and fall in love against all odds.