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Anne Digby is best known as the writer of the Trebizon series of children's novels, who wrote for British girls' comics in the 1960s and '70s. Editor and writer Pat Mills rated her as "within her field, the equivalent of Alan Moore".[1]

She was born in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, and studied at the North London Collegiate School before becoming a magazine journalist, while also writing for girls comics and story papers,[2] including "Ella's Big Sacrifice" in Schoolgirl's Own Library in 1960,[3] as well as strips and stories for School Friend and Girl.[2] In the early 1970s she wrote for Tammy, including "The Dance Dream" and "Olympia Jones".[4] She also wrote for the Dutch magazine Tina. Her stories were very popular, but she quit comics when her request for her stories to be credited was refused.[1]

She lived in Paris for a while, before moving to Oxford with her family and becoming press officer for Oxfam. In 1978 she had her first novel, A Horse Called September, published. She went on to write over thirty novels, including a series of fourteen set in the fictional Trebizon boarding school in the west country between 1978 and 1994, and six new adventures of Enid Blyton's Naughiest Girl.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jenni Scott interviews Pat Mills at Caption 2004
  2. 2.0 2.1 Anne Digby biography at Fidra Books
  3. Chronological listing, British Juvenile Story Papers and Pocket Libraries Index
  4. Robert Gairey, Briony Coote and Debra Lockhart, A Tammy Top Ten, Books Monthly, Fenruary 2011
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