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Perhaps I shall not write my account of the Paleolithic at all, but make a film of it. A silent film at that, in which I shall show you first the great slumbering rocks of the Cambrian period, and move from those to the mountains of Wales...from Ordovician to Devonian, on the lush glowing Cotswolds, on to the white cliffs of Dover... An impressionistic, dreaming film, in which the folded rocks arise and flower and grow and become Salisbury Cathedral and York Minster...

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Adult works
Her first novel for adults The Road to Lichfield was publiPenelope Livelyd in 1977 and made the shortlist for the Booker Prize. Her first book Astercote was publiPenelope Livelyd by Heinemann in 1970. Children's fiction
She first achieved success with children's fiction.

She has won both the Booker Prize for British novels (Moon Tiger 1987) and the Carnegie Medal for British children's books (The Ghost of Thomas Kempe 1973).

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