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Mabel Esther Allan

UK (1915 - 1998)

aka Jean Estoril, Priscilla Hagon, Anne Pilgrim

Mabel Esther Allan was a British author of about 130 children's books.

Mabel Esther Allan was born at Wallasey on the Wirral Peninsula. She decided to be an author at the age of eight; her father bought her a writing desk and taught her how to type. When the family moved, Allan was given a study in which to write.

Her books include school stories and ballet stories - especially those about Drina Adams, written under the name of Jean Estoril. She also wrote under the pen-names Priscilla Hagon and Anne Pilgrim.
The Adventurous Summer (1948)
Glen Castle Mystery (1948)
The Wyndhams Went to Wales (1948)
Cilla of Chiltern's Edge (1949)
Holiday at Arnriggs (1949)
Mullion (1949)
Trouble at Melville Manor (1949)
Chilton Adventure (1950)
Everyday Island (1950)
Jimmy John's journey (1950)
School Under Snowdon (1950)
The Exciting River (1951)
Clues to Connemara (1952)
The MacIains of Glen Gillean (1952)
Return to Derrykereen (1952)
The School On Cloud Ridge (1952)
The School On North Barrule (1952)
Lucia Comes to School (1953)
Room for the Cuckoo (1953)
The Secret Valley (1953)
Strangers at Brongwerne (1953)
Three Go to Switzerland (1953)
Adventure Royal (1954)
Here We Go Round (1954)
Margaret Finds a Future (1954)
Meric's Secret Cottage (1954)
New Schools for Old (1954)
The Summer At Town's End (1954)
Adventures in Switzerland (1955)
Changes for the Challoners (1955)
Glenvara (1955)
Judith Teaches (1955)
The Mystery of Derrydane (1955)
Swiss School (1955)
Adventure in Mayo (1956)
The Amber House (1956)
Balconies and Blue Nets (1956)
Flora At Kilroinn (1956)
Lost Lorrenden (1956)
Strangers in Skye (1956)
Two in the Western Isles (1956)
The Vine Clad Hill (1956)
Ann's Alpine adventure (1957)
Black Forest Summer (1957)
Murder At the Flood (1957)
Sara Goes to Germany (1957)
Blue Dragon Days (1958)
The Conch Shell (1958)
The House By the Marsh (1958)
Rachel Tandy (1958)
Amanda Goes to Italy (1959)
Catrin in Wales (1959)
A Play to the Festival (1959)
Hilary's Summer On Her Own (1960)
Shadow Over the Alps (1960)
A Summer in Brittany (1960)
Tansy of Tring Street (1960)
Bluegate Girl (1961)
Holiday of Endurance (1961)
Home to the Island (1961)
On stage, Flory! (1961)
Pendron Under the Water (1961)
Clare Goes to Holland (1962) (as by Anne Pilgrim)
The First Time I Saw Paris (1962) (as by Anne Pilgrim)
Romance in Italy (1962)
Schooldays in Skye (1962)
Signpost to Switzerland (1962)
Kate Comes to England (1963)
The Sign of the Unicorn (1963)
A Summer in Provence (1963) (as by Anne Pilgrim)
Fiona On the 14th Floor (1964)
     aka Mystery On the Fourteenth Floor
It Happened in Arles (1964)
Strangers in New York (1964) (as by Anne Pilgrim)
A Summer at Sea (1965)
Cruising to Danger (1966) (as by Priscilla Hagon)
In Pursuit of Clarinda (1966)
Mystery of the Ski Slopes (1966)
     aka Skiing to Danger
The Way Over Windle (1966)
Dancing to Danger (1967)
It started in Madeira (1967)
     aka The Mystery Began in Madeira
Missing in Manhattan (1967)
     aka Mystery in Manhattan
Selina's New Family (1967) (as by Anne Pilgrim)
Castle of Fear (1968) (as by Priscilla Hagon)
Mystery at Saint-Hilaire (1968) (as by Priscilla Hagon)
A Chill in the Lane (1969)
Climbing to Danger (1969)
     aka Mystery in Wales
Mystery at the Villa Bianca (1969) (as by Priscilla Hagon)
Dangerous Inheritance (1970)
The Mystery of the Secret Square (1970)
The Secret Dancer (1971)
The May Day Mystery (1971)
Behind the Blue Gates (1972)
Time to Go Back (1972)
Island in a Green Sea (1972)
A Formidable Enemy (1973)
Kraymer Mystery (1973)
Bells of Rome (1974)
     aka Mystery in Rome
Ship of Danger (1974)
Secret Players (1974)
The Night Wind (1974)
Romansgrove (1975)
Bridge of Friendship (1975)
Trouble in the Glen (1976)
The Rising Tide (1976)
My Family's Not Forever (1977)
The View Beyond My Father (1978)
New York for Nicola (1978)
Tomorrow is a Lovely Day (1979)
The Mills Down Below (1980)
A Lovely Tomorrow (1980)
A Strange Enchantment (1981)
The Horns of Danger (1981)
A Dream of Hunger Moss (1983)
Secret at Spindle Bottom (1984)
The Road to Huntingland (1986)
Up the Victorian Staircase (1987)
Death Goes to Italy (2011)


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