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Tue Aug 31 10:27:57 EDT 1999
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> Robert Westall as a children's author never seems to come up! Does
> else here like his work? I think Sally has mentioned him in a previous
> post. He writes in a wide range of genres and I wish he'd do more
> and science fiction. _Falling into Glory_ is a school story, and I never
> expected it to become one of my favourites as I generally only like SF
> Fantasy that much. But I just keep re-reading it!
I admire Robert Westall's work very much. I like a lot of it, find a few
too unsettling. What I never understand is why he is tagged as a
"children's writer". I don't think of him that way at all. My favourites of
his include THE OLD MAN ON THE HORSE and some of his short stories; The
Girl Who Couldn't Say No and In Camera for two.
Unfortunately, he is dead now, and I think the posthumus books have all
P.S. I've reviewed several of his books at my book review column at
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