Dorothy Edwards Books & Bio. Cheap Books by Dorothy Edwards. Book People
Dorothy Edwards was born on 6 November, 1914 into a working-class Welsh family and is best known for her five My Naughty Little Sister stories that were illustrated by Shirley Hughes.
Dorothy is also the writer of anthologies on magic, witchcraft and ghosts. She also worked on playschool and Jackanory. She died in 1982 and is buried next to her sister.
Dorothy Edwards Books
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With enchanting illustrations from Shirley Hughes and Dorothy Edwards' gentle humour, My Naughty Little Sister is a lovely, endearing book with lots of retro appeal! Children aged 5+ will enjoy reading about the heroine's mischievous exploits as she gets invited to a children's party but fails to wait for tea time before tucking in, or attempts to cut off the cat's tail. Fans of My Naughty Little Sister may also enjoy Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf by Catherine Storr.
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This is an enchanting collection of stories about the most famous little sister in the world. My Naughty Little Sister - My naughty little sister is stubborn and greedy and full of mischief. She tries to cut off the cat's tail and eats all the trifle at Harry's party! How much bother can one little sister be? More Naughty Little Sister Stories - My naughty little sister is always getting into trouble. This time she refuses to have her photo taken and shows off in front of Harry. Will she ever learn to be good? My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry - Together they are double trouble ...my naughty little sister and Bad Harry make friends with a mouse and find a hiding place for their bread crusts! When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good - Sometimes my naughty little sister can be good ...when she helps Grannie to make a Christmas Pudding and even teaches Bad Harry a lesson or two. Has my little sister given up her naughty ways? My Naughty Little Sister's Friends - More trouble from my naughty little sister - she goes exploring up a chimney and learns how to make sweets.
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The ten stories of Rhapsody, together with the three previously uncollected pieces added to this edition, are utterly distinctive in voice and sensibility. At least three of the Rhapsody stories - 'A Country House', 'Days', and the brilliant, allusive and enigmatic 'A Garland of Earth' - are small masterpieces. Not bad by the age of twenty-four. All of them are extremely controlled studies of constrained desire, loneliness and incomplete relationships for which Edwards was developing a non-realist world of imagery and symbolism and her own language. Music is one of the motifs. For Edwards, music represents art, but also the possibility of sexual passion which is otherwise largely unstated but is everywhere a powerful undercurrent.