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Happy Birthday, Eva Ibbotson, born 21 January 1925, died 20 October 2010
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I started as a short-story writer and I was over 40 before I wrote my first full-length book. It was a book for children: The Great Ghost Rescue. Since then I have written children and adult books alternately.
When I get stuck in a book now, I usually try putting an aunt in. I find it difficult to write a book without aunts.
The kind of dichotomy between honour and passion is as old as the hills and I must say getting my heroes out of their dilemmas has sometimes not been easy.
I try to imagine an actual person I am trying to entertain, whether a child or an adult, and write directly to them, rather than to a general reader. 
I was always on some large train going about and wishing I had a home.  So when I came to write, consciously or unconsciously I always had to make things right for the hero or the heroine.
Ibbotson was an Austrian-born British novelist, known for her children’s books. 
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

Happy Birthday, Eva Ibbotson, born 21 January 1925, died 20 October 2010

Five Quotes

  1. I started as a short-story writer and I was over 40 before I wrote my first full-length book. It was a book for children: The Great Ghost Rescue. Since then I have written children and adult books alternately.
  2. When I get stuck in a book now, I usually try putting an aunt in. I find it difficult to write a book without aunts.
  3. The kind of dichotomy between honour and passion is as old as the hills and I must say getting my heroes out of their dilemmas has sometimes not been easy.
  4. I try to imagine an actual person I am trying to entertain, whether a child or an adult, and write directly to them, rather than to a general reader. 
  5. I was always on some large train going about and wishing I had a home.  So when I came to write, consciously or unconsciously I always had to make things right for the hero or the heroine.

Ibbotson was an Austrian-born British novelist, known for her children’s books. 

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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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