Lynne Reid Banks is a best-selling author for children and adults. Her classic children's novel 'The Indian in the Cupboard' has sold nearly six million copies worldwide. She was born in London in 1929 and worked as an actress, writer and TV news reporter. Lynne has written thirty books: her first, 'The L-Shaped Room', was published in 1960. She now lives in Dorset, where she continues to write. Lynne says that writing for children comes much more easily than writing for adults.
Praise for Harry the Poisonous Centipede
"A real ground level story that rockets along on hundreds of
legs...Bug fans will love this."
Kidstuff School Books RTE Guide
Praise for Angela and Diabola
"Couldn't put it down."
"A worthy successor to Roald Dahl... children will be hammering
on the bookshop door to get it."
Treasure Islands, Radio 4
"...a wonderful mix of horror and humour."
The Sunday Telegraph
Praise for The Indian in the Cupboard
"Enthralling and hair-raising reading."