Banks, Lynne Reid: The L-Shaped Room

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The L-Shaped Room by Lynne Reid Banks - author: Lynne Reid Banks was born in London, July 1929 and was evacuated to Saskatchewan, Canada during World War ll. She was educated at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, graduating in 1949 and was an actress for five years. She worked as a journalist and was the first woman reporter on British Television. In 1962 she emigrated to Israel, where she lived in a kibbutz, because she felt Jewish even though she was no Jew. The people asked her to teach their children English and so she did. In the meantime (in 1965) she got married to a sculptor and had three children, all boys, called Adiel, Gillon and Omri - Hebrew names. Lynne Reid Banks is the author of more than 30 books, including volumes of Jewish history. Now she resides in England, where she writes full-time and occasionally acts on radio. She has a homepage of her own ( where you can gather a lot of information about most of her books and about herself (she publishes a diary). She divides her stories in two categories: 1. books for younger readers such as The Indian in the Cupboard, The Return of the Indian and The Secret of the Indian, The Magic Hare, I, Hudini, The Fairy Rebel, Harry the Poisonous Centipede, King Midas, The Farthest Away Mountain, Angela and Diabola or Maura`s Angel 2. books for older readers such as Melusine, One More River, Broken Bridge, Moses in Egypt, The Mystery of the Cupboard, The Key to the Indian or Letters to My ...

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