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Jean Ure

UK (1943 - )

Jean Ure was born in Surrey, and when growing up, knew that she was going to be a writer but she also wanted to be a ballet dancer.

She wrote her first novel when she was six years old which was about a little girl called Carol. Jean spent her teenage years writing and had her first book published when she was just sixteen - an event that prompted her to leave school the following year to continue writing. However she spent the next several years 'scrubbing floors, waiting at tables, selling groceries'. Jean also worked as a nurse and at the BBC before enrolling at the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where she met her husband. She worked for several years in Paris as a translator for DATO and UNESCO and wrote romantic novels.

Jean is a vegan and animal lover. She lives with her husband, seven dogs and two cats in a 300 year old house in Croydon.
The FrightLoud MouthWho's for the Zoo?King of Spuds
1. Plague 99 (1989)
     aka Plague
2. Come Lucky April (1992)
     aka After the Plague
3. The Watchers at the Shrine (1994)
Plague 99Come Lucky AprilThe Watchers at the Shrine
The Wizard in the WoodsThe Wizard in WonderlandThe Wizard and the Witch
Bossy BootsFat LollipopJam TodayThe Matchmakers
Dancing Dreams
1. Star Turn (1993)
2. A Dream Come True (1994)
3. Fandango! (1995)
Star TurnA Dream Come TrueFandango!
Skinny Melon and MeBecky Bananas: This is Your Life!Fruit and NutcaseThe Secret Life of Sally Tomato
Shrinking VioletPumpkin PiePassion Flower: Wars of the RosesSecret Meeting
Boys Beware
LuckyLucky Pup
Brave WarriorDaffy Down DonkeyFoxgloveMuddy Four Paws
Snow KittensHoney Bun
Sandy Simmons and the Spotlight SpookSandy Simmons Star StruckSandy Simmons Superstar!Sandy Simmons Saves the Day
Sandy Simmons Show Stealer
My Sister SamMeet the RadishHere Comes EllenSecret Simon
BabycakesLittle Miss Perfect!
Boys Are OKGirls Are Groovy!Girls Stick Together!Pink Knickers Aren't Cool
Boys R UsBoys Will Be BoysBoys Behaving BadlyBoys are Back
Prince Pantyhose
Stage StruckStar Light
Frankie Foster
1. Fizzypop! (2011)
2. Pick 'n' Mix (2011)
3. Freaks Out! (2012)
Fizzypop!Pick 'n' MixFreaks Out!
Dance for Two (1960)
The Other Theatre (1965)
The Text of Love (1968)
If You Speak Love (1972)
The Farther Off from England (1973)
Daybreak (1974)
All Thy Love (1975)
Marriage of True Minds (1975)
Hear No Evil (1976)
No Precious Time (1976)
Had We But World Enough and Time (1976)
All in a Summer Season (1977)
Early Stages (1977)
Bid Time Return (1978)
Dress Rehearsal (1978)
Curtain Fall (1978)
Masquerade (1979)
A Girl Like That (1979)
See You Thursday (1981)
A Proper Little Nooryeff (1982)
If It Weren't for Sebastian (1982)
Test of Love (1983)
Hi There, Supermouse! (1983)
You Win Some, You Lose Some (1984)
What If They Saw Me Now? (1984)
You Two (1984)
Megastar (1985)
Nicola Mimosa (1985)
After Thursday (1985)
The Other Side of the Fence (1986)
The Most Important Thing (1986)
Brenda the Bold (1986)
A Bottled Cherry Angel (1986)
Swings and Roundabouts (1986)
One Green Leaf (1987)
Tea-Leaf On the Roof (1987)
Who's Talking? (1987)
War with Old Mouldy (1987)
Soppy Birthday (1988)
Frankie's Dad (1988)
Supermouse (1988)
A Muddy Kind of Magic (1988)
Two Men in a Boat (1988)
Trouble with Vanessa (1988)
There's Always Dannie (1989)
Say Goodbye (1989)
Tomorrow Is Also a Day (1989)
Cool Simon (1990)
Play Nimrod for Him (1990)
Spooky Cottage (1991)
Dreaming of Larry (1991)
William in Love (1992)
The Unknown Planet (1992)
A Place to Scream (1992)
Always Sebastian (1993)
The Ghost That Lived on the Hill (1993)
Captain Cranko and the Crybaby (1993)
The Phantom Knicker Nicker (1993)
Seven for a Secret (1993)
The Children Next Door (1994)
Howzat, Gordon! (1994)
Horrible Baby (1994)
Jug Ears (1994)
Poupette (1994)
Faces at the Window (1994)
Night Fright (1994)
Help! It's Harriet (1995)
Dance with Death (1995)
Trapped (1995)
Who Says Animals Don't Have Rights? (1995)
Has Anyone Seen This Girl? (1996)
Harriet Strikes Again! (1996)
Whatever Happened to Katy-Jane? (1996)
The Girl in the Blue Tunic (1997)
Love Is for Ever (1997)
Whistle and I'll Come (1997)
Danny Dynamite (1998)
The Puppy Present (1998)
Big Head (1999)
Just Sixteen (1999)
Big Tom (2000)
A Twist in Time (2000)
Monster in the Mirror (2000)
Boys on the Brain (2001)
Get a Life (2001)
Daisy May (2002)
Dazzling Danny (2003)
Bad Alice (2003)
Family Fan Club (2004)
Is Anybody There?: Seeing Is Believing (2004)
Sugar and Spice (2005)
Over the Moon (2006)
Gone Missing (2007)
Hunky Dory (2007)
Star Crazy Me! (2008)
Fortune Cookie (2009)
Love and Kisses (2009)
Ice Lolly (2010)
Galaxy Patrol (2010)
Bug-Eyed Monsters (2012)
Lemonade Sky (2012)
Bring out Your Dead (2012)
Just Peachy (2013)
Kissing Game (2014)
Jelly Baby (2014)
Secrets and Dreams (2015)
Dance for TwoThe Farther Off from EnglandAll Thy LoveMarriage of True Minds
All in a Summer SeasonEarly StagesDress RehearsalCurtain Fall
MasqueradeA Girl Like ThatSee You ThursdayA Proper Little Nooryeff
If It Weren't for SebastianHi There, Supermouse!What If They Saw Me Now?You Two
Nicola MimosaAfter ThursdayThe Other Side of the FenceBrenda the Bold
A Bottled Cherry AngelSwings and RoundaboutsOne Green LeafTea-Leaf On the Roof
Who's Talking?War with Old MouldySoppy BirthdayFrankie's Dad
SupermousePlay Nimrod for HimDreaming of LarryWilliam in Love
The Unknown PlanetA Place to ScreamAlways SebastianThe Ghost That Lived on the Hill
Captain Cranko and the CrybabyThe Phantom Knicker NickerThe Children Next DoorHorrible Baby
Jug EarsPoupetteFaces at the WindowNight Fright
Help! It's HarrietDance with DeathWho Says Animals Don't Have Rights?Has Anyone Seen This Girl?
Harriet Strikes Again!Whatever Happened to Katy-Jane?The Girl in the Blue TunicLove Is for Ever
Whistle and I'll ComeDanny DynamiteThe Puppy PresentBig Head
Just SixteenBig TomA Twist in TimeMonster in the Mirror
Boys on the BrainGet a LifeDaisy MayDazzling Danny
Bad AliceFamily Fan ClubIs Anybody There?: Seeing Is BelievingSugar and Spice
Over the MoonGone MissingHunky DoryStar Crazy Me!
Fortune CookieLove and KissesIce LollyGalaxy Patrol
Bug-Eyed Monsters Lemonade SkyJust PeachyKissing Game
Jelly BabySecrets and Dreams
The Tutti-Frutti CollectionThe Flower Power CollectionThe Friends Forever Collection
Pacala and Tandala, And Other Rumanian Folk TalesThe Collins Book of Ballet and DanceA Christmas Tree of StoriesThe Animals' Bedtime Storybook
Ballet Stories: Hi There, Supermouse! / Proper Little Nooryeff / Star Turn
Chapter Books
Real True FriendsEggs on LegsStar for a Day

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