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Philippa Pearce

Author, Editor, Compiler

(1920 - 2006 )

Ann Philippa Pearce OBE was an English author of children’s books. Her most famous work is the time slip fantasy novel Tom’s Midnight Garden, which won the 1958 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year’s outstanding children’s book by a British subject. Pearce was four times a commended runner up for the Medal.