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Elizabeth Laird

Elizabeth Laird


Elizabeth Laird is a Scottish author who has spent many years gathering and retelling folktales from all over the world. She has lived and worked in many countries, including Ethiopia, Malaysia, Iraq and Lebanon and set up a project with the Ethiopian Ministry of Education and the British Council to preserve folktales from all over Ethiopia. She is the author of many acclaimed novels and her books have been translated into 25 languages and won many awards. She has been shortlisted six times for the Carnegie Medal. Elizabeth divides her time between Richmond, Surrey and Edinburgh

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