Edward Blishen


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Edward Blishen (29 April 1920 – 13 December 1996) was an English author and broadcaster. He may be known best for the first of two children's novels based on Greek mythology, written with Leon Garfield, illustrated by Charles Keeping, and published by Longman in 1970. For The God Beneath the Sea Blishen and Garfield won the 1970 Carnegie Medal in Literature from the Library Association, ... more »

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  • ''Life is amazing: and the teacher had better prepare himself to be a medium for that amazement.''
    Edward Blishen (b. 1920), British author. Donkey Work, pt. 2, ch. 5 (1983).
  • ''Education [is not] a discipline at all. Half vocational, half an emptiness dressed up in garments borrowed from philosophy, psychology, literature.''
    Edward Blishen (b. 1920), British author. Donkey Work, pt. 3, ch. 6 (1983).
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