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Laird was born in New Zealand in 1943, the fourth of five children. Her father was a ship's surgeon; both he and Laird's mother were Scottish
Laird was born in New Zealand in 1943, the fourth of five children. Her father was a ship's surgeon; both he and Laird's mother were Scottish. In 1945, Laird and her family returned to Britain and she grew up in South London, where she was educated at Croydon High School. When she was eighteen, Laird started teaching at a school in Malaysia. She decided to continue her adventurous life, even Laird was born in New Zealand in 1943, the fourth of five children.
Elizabeth Laird (born 1943) is a British writer of children's fiction and travel. She is also known for the large body of folktales which she collected from the regions of Ethiopia. Laird was born in New Zealand in 1943. She was the fourth child of her Scottish father and New Zealand mother. The family settled in Purley, near London in 1945. A fifth child was born in 1947. He suffered severe disabilities and died in 1949.
Finn has always been different, and in the tiny fishing village of Stromhead he sticks out like a sore thumb. Always told to keep away from the water, he's felt that something was missing until one day he dives in and finds that, swimming with the dolphins, he feels completely at home.
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Elizabeth Laird A moving adventure about the importance of looking after your home, from the award-winning Elizabeth Laird, illustrated by Peter Bailey. A moving adventure about the importance of looking after your home, from the award-winning Elizabeth Laird, illustrated by Peter Bailey.
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Elizabeth Laird (author). For the Canadian physicist, see Elizabeth Laird (physicist). Scottish Children's Book Awards 2012 Nominee Elizabeth Laird: The Prince Who Walked With Lions. Laird has written one historical novel for adults (Arcadia Macmillan, 1990) and four historical novels for children (Secrets of the Fearless Macmillan, 2005), Crusade (Macmillan, 2007) The Witching Hour (Macmillan, 2009, published as The Betrayal of Maggie Blair in the US in 2011) and The Prince Who Walked with Lions (Macmillan, 2012). She has been a judge of the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction since its inception in 2010.