The well-known children's classic story and winner of the Carnegie Medal about a boy who discovers a midnight garden and goes back in time when the clock strikes 13.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Philippa Pearce spent her childhood in Cambridgeshire and was the youngest of four children of a flour-miller. The village, the river, and the countryside in which she lived appear more or less plainly in Minnow on the Say and Tom's Midnight Garden.
She later went on to study English and History at Cambridge University. She worked for the BBC as a scriptwriter and producer, and then in publishing as an editor. She wrote many books including the Modern Classic, Tom's Midnight Garden, for which she won the Carnegie Medal. She was also awarded an OBE for services to Children's Literature.
Sadly, Philippa died in 2006, at the age of 86.