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Magdalen Nabb

Magdalen Nabb was born in Lancashire in 1947 but has lived in Florence for the last 25 years. In 1975 she threw in her job as a potter, sold her house, her car, her pots and brought her young son to Italy, knowing nobody and speaking only English.

She created the irrepressible and much-loved character Josie Smith in 1989. The books have since met with great critical acclaim. The first book Josie Smith was runner-up in the Guardian Young Fiction Award and Josie Smith and Eileen won the Smarties Prize.

The books reflect Magdalen′s own childhood, growing up fatherless and with very little money in the north of England. Granada TV loved the...

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A little toy horse is about to change Irina’s life forever....
The Enchanted Horse The Enchanted Horse
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