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Jenny Nimmo

UK (1944 - )

Jenny Nimmo was born in Windsor, Berkshire, England and educated at boarding schools in Kent and Surrey from the age of six until the age of sixteen, when she ran away from school to become a drama student/assistant stage manager with Theater South East. She graduated and acted in repertory theater in various towns and cities: Eastbourne, Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Hastings, and Bexhill.

She left Britain to teach English to three Italian boys in Almafi, Italy. On her return, she joined the BBC, first as a picture researcher, then as an assistant floor manager, studio manager (news) then finally a director/adaptor with Jackanory (a BBC storytelling program for children). She left BBC to marry a Welsh artist David Wynn Millward and went to live in Wales in her husband's family home. They live in a very old converted watermill, and the river is constantly threatening to break in, as it has done several times in the past, most dramatically on her youngest child's first birthday. During the summer they run a residential school of art, and she has to move her office, put down tools (type-writer and pencil, and don an apron and cook! They have three grown-up children, Myfawny, Ianto, and Gwenwyfar.
 
Series
Magician Trilogy
1. The Snow Spider (1986)
2. Emlyn's Moon (1987)
     aka Orchard of the Crescent Moon
3. The Chestnut Soldier (1989)
The Snow Spider Trilogy (omnibus) (1993)
The Snow SpiderEmlyn's MoonThe Chestnut SoldierThe Snow Spider Trilogy
 
Delilah and the DogspellDelilah and the Dishwasher DogsDelilah Alone
 
The Box Boys and the Fairground RideThe Box Boys and the Magic ShellThe Box Boys and the Bonfire CatThe Box Boys and the Dog in the Mist
 
Children of the Red King
1. Midnight for Charlie Bone (2002)
2. The Time Twister (2002)
3. The Blue Boa (2004)
     aka Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy
4. The Castle of Mirrors (2005)
     aka Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors
5. Charlie Bone and the Hidden King (2006)
6. Charlie Bone and The Beast (2007)
     aka Charlie Bone And the Wilderness Wolf
7. Charlie Bone and the Shadow (2008)
     aka Charlie Bone and the Shadow of Badlock
8. Charlie Bone and the Red Knight (2009)
Midnight for Charlie BoneThe Time TwisterThe Blue BoaThe Castle of Mirrors
Charlie Bone and the Hidden KingCharlie Bone and The BeastCharlie Bone and the ShadowCharlie Bone and the Red Knight
 
The Secret KingdomThe Stones of RavenglassLeopards' Gold
 
Series contributed to
The Bodigulpa
 
Non fiction
An Interview with Jenny Nimmo
 
Jenny Nimmo recommends
Mirrorscape
Mirrorscape (2007)
(Mirrorscape, book 1)
Mike Wilks
"An endearing hero, a cast of incredible characters and a plot that will keep you breathlessly turning the pages. The world of Mirrorscape is magical and enthralling."



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