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Pauline Fisk 1948 - 2015


Pauline Fisk wrote stories from a very young age, and her first book MIDNIGHT BLUE won the Smarties Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award.

Her outstanding novels include FLYING FOR FRANKIE, TELLING THE SEA, TYGER POOL, SABRINA FLUDDE and THE MRS MARRIDGE PROJECT.

Pauline lived in Shrewsbury, England with her architect husband and five children, in a medievel house that was once the city gaol. She travelled to the rainforests of Belize, Central America, to research her new novel about a London boy who travels to Belize and inadvertently winds up in the jungle with a bunch of "do good" gap year students.

We are sad to say that Pauline Fisk died of cancer on 25th January 2015 at her family home in Shrewsbury. Pauline is survived by her husband, three daughters, two sons, three grandchildren and her brother, all of whom will miss her dearly.

Other titles by
Pauline Fisk include:

Fiction:
The Beast of Whixall Moss
The Candle House
Mad Dog Moonlight
Midnight Blue
The Red Judge
Sabrina Fludde
Telling the Sea

“Fisk was a children's writer whose intensely imaginative stories reflected her own passionate engagement with everything going on around her...She had a touch of magic about her.”
Nicholas Tucker, THE TIMES Obituaray (link the full article here)

“Pauline Fisk...was a children's author with a strong sense of place and a rare gift for blending the natural with the supernatural in ways that made the latter seem entirely credible.”
Julia Eccleshare, THE GUARDIAN Obituary (link to full article here)

www.paulinefisk.co.uk