The Watcher in the Garden: Text Classics
By Joan Phipson
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Trespassing in Mr Lovett's secluded garden was a welcome escape for sixteen-year-old Catherine. A haven away from the parents who didn't understand her moodiness and from her
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Children / Young Adults
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The Watcher in the Garden: Text Classics
Text Publishing
22 May 2013
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564.8 KB
Children / Young Adults (12-15)
Reference & Home Learning
Young adult

Author Biography

Joan Phipson was born in Sydney of English parents and spent her childhood in England, Australia and India. After leaving school she did a correspondence course in journalism, then took a number of jobs in London, one of which was with Reuters.She returned to Australia in 1937 and spent several years working as a librarian and printer before joining the WAAAF.Joan Phipson won the Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year Award in 1953 and 1963, for Good Luck to the Ride and The Family Conspiracy. She died in 2003.