Author details

Alison Prince

Biography

Career a series of accidents, really, most of them fairly agreeable. Studied art and taught it, then slid accidentally into writing TV programmes for children. (Joe, Trumpton and Jackanory stories). About 36 books have followed. Won Guardian Children's Fiction Award, Literary Review Grand Poetry Prize. Lives and works on Arran, and is increasingly reluctant to leave it. Photograph copyright Alison Prince.

Current events and projects

Not looking for anymore at the moment.

Local authority where they are based

North Ayrshire

Local authorities where they can work

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian

Age groups

5-8, 9-12, Teens

LL funded

Yes

BRAW network

Yes

Author type

Illustrator, Writer

Language

English

Books written

The Lost King: Richard III and the Princes in the Tower

Author(s): Alison Prince
Edward IV has died, leaving his 12-year-old son as king. But England has been torn apart by the Wars of the Roses. Nobody wants a boy-king.
No Ordinary Love Song

No Ordinary Love Song

Author(s): Alison Prince
Cal would rather avoid reality.
Henry VIII's Wives (My Royal Story)

Henry VIII's Wives (My Royal Story)

Author(s): Alison Prince
The court of King Henry VIII is brought brilliantly to life in this My Story special.
Catherine of Aragon (My Royal Story)

Catherine of Aragon (My Royal Story)

Author(s): Alison Prince
It is 1501 and Eva is making the greatest trip of her life - from Spain to London as lady-in-waiting to the Spanish bride of Arthr, Prince of Wales, Catherine of Aragon.
Doodlebug Summer

Doodlebug Summer

Author(s): Alison Prince
<p> A story set during World War II. It is the summer of 1944. There have been no air raids for quite a while, and people are beginning to think the war may be coming to an end.
Dear Del (Audio book)

Dear Del (Audio book)

Author(s): Alison Prince
<p> When Della Thomson arrives to stay with twelve-year old Fran on the island of Broray for a week, Fran is full of hope and expectation.
Doodlebug Summer (Audio CD)

Doodlebug Summer (Audio CD)

Author(s): Alison Prince
<p> A story set during World War II. It is the summer of 1944. There have been no air raids for quite a while, and people are beginning to think the war may be coming to an end.

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