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Gill Vickery

Gill Vickery won the Kathleen Fidler First Novel Award with her book The Ivy Crown (Hodder). Her later books include the DragonChild series and the Franklin's Emporium series for A & C Black. She currently teaches Writing Fiction at the Percival Guildhouse Adult Education Centre in Rugby. She has loved Italy ever since her first visit there in 1973 but it was 25 years later that she became fascinated by stories of the partisans who formed the WW2 resistance to Fascism.