Gillian Cross Official Website

Official Gillian Cross Biography Pt 1

Here are the basic names and dates and places. If you want something more chatty, try the next page. And if you want a list of my books, look under book details.

Born:

1945, in London

Father:

James Eric Arnold d.1988

Mother:

Joan Emma Arnold

Educated:

  1. North London Collegiate School for Girls
  2. Somerville College, Oxford
  3. University of Sussex

Qualifications:

MA (Oxford) Class 1
D. Phil (Sussex)

Married:

1967 to Martin Cross

Children:

Jonathan (born 1967)
Elizabeth (born 1970)
Anthony (born 1984)
Katherine (born 1985)

Prizes:

WOLF - Library Association's Carnegie Medal 1990
THE GREAT ELEPHANT CHASE - Whitbread Children's Novel Award 1992
THE GREAT ELEPHANT CHASE - Smarties Prize Overall Winner 1992

Hobbies:

Orienteering and playing the piano. (But I'm not very good at either of them.) I also read a lot.

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