Jill Paton Walsh was an English author best known for her Booker prize-nominated novel Knowledge of Angels. She is also well known for writing the Peter Wimsey–Harriet Vane mysteries series with Dorothy L. Sayers.

Patton Walsh was born as Gillian Honorine Mary Herbert. She was married to Nicholas Herbert, 3rd Baron Hemingford, which made her Baroness Hemingford or The Lady Hemingford. For university, she attended St. Anne’s College, Oxford and graduated from there in 1959. Jill received the CBE for services to literature in 1996. Then, in 1998, she won the Phoenix Award from the Children’s Literature Association for A Chance Child.

Publication Order of Goldengrove Books

Goldengrove (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unleaving (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Gripping Tales Books

Birdy and the Ghosties (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thomas and the Tinners (With: Alan Marks) (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Imogen Quy Books

The Wyndham Case (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Piece of Justice (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Debts of Dishonor (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bad Quarto (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane Books

(with Dorothy L Sayers)

Thrones, Dominations (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Presumption of Death (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Attenbury Emeralds (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Late Scholar (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Hengest's Tale (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fireweed (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dolphin Crossing (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Farewell, Great King (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Emperor's Winding Sheet (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Butty Boy / The Huffler (With: Juliette Palmer) (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Walls of Athens (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Chance Child (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Children of the Fox (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Parcel of Patterns (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lost and Found (With: Mary Rayner) (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lapsing (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Torch (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A School for Lovers (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grace (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Knowledge of Angels (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Serpentine Cave (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Desert in Bohemia (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books

When Grandma Came (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pepi and the Secret Names (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Connie Came to Play (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When I Was Little Like You (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Chapbooks

The Dawnstone (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Toolmaker (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crossing to Salamis (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Persian Gold (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Green Book / Shine (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Babylon (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gaffer Samson's Luck (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Five Tides (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Can I Play Jenny Jones? (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Can I Play Wolf? (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Can I Play Queenie? (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Matthew and the Sea Singer (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

Wordhoard: Anglo-Saxon Stories (With: Kevin Crossley-Holland) (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wordhoard: Anglo-Saxon Stories for Young People (With: Kevin Crossley-Holland) (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Island Sunrise: Prehistoric Britain (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Jill Paton Walsh Books, You’ll Love…

The Wyndham Case is the first book in the Imogen Quy book series. The book starts with what seems like a tragic accident. Phillip Skellow has slipped, banged his head, and ultimately died from his injuries. There are rumors that he was stealing books, but that doesn’t change the fact that it was an accident. However, the college nurse, Imogen Quy, has her doubts. When another student is found dead, drowned in an ornamental fountain, she knows that she is correct and sets out to investigate.

Jill Patton Walsh also wrote The Green Book. The story sees Pattie and her family as some of the last people to flee from the dying Earth. They take an old spaceship and head towards a distant planet that is meant to be their new home. They begin to settle this shiny new world, but they soon discover that their colony is in danger. There is nothing on the planet that is edible and the ground may not be able to grow anything. Their supplies start to dwindle and now Pattie and her sister must decide if they want to take a chance that will make this place livable.

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