Valerie Mendes (Author of Larkswood)

Valerie Mendes


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in Buckinghamshire, England, The United Kingdom
October 01, 1939

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Valerie Mendes started writing when she was six. Seventy years later, she looks half her age, feels twenty-one – and is still obsessed with telling a good story.

Educated at North London Collegiate School and the University of Reading, Valerie worked as a journalist for part-work publisher Marshall Cavendish before joining the English Language Teaching Division of Oxford University Press. A short stint with Penguin Books and a second one with OUP at their invitation marked her move to Oxfordshire, where she still lives.

After a long career in publishing, Valerie was encouraged to become a full-time writer. She has published two picture books, Tomasina’s First Dance and Look at Me, Grandma! and four young adult novels, Girl in the Attic, Comin
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Average rating: 3.5 · 1,215 ratings · 174 reviews · 11 distinct worksSimilar authors
Larkswood

3.54 avg rating — 795 ratings — published 2014 — 11 editions
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Girl in the Attic

3.40 avg rating — 223 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
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Coming of Age

3.31 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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The Drowning

3.49 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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Lost & Found

3.57 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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The Choice

3.88 avg rating — 16 ratings3 editions
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Where Peacocks Scream

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings
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Tomasina's First Dance

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liked it 3.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1992
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The Hideaway

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2015
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Look at Me, Grandma

it was ok 2.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2001 — 3 editions
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