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Sue Limb (1946-) Biography

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Born 1946, in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England; Education: Newnham College, Cambridge, B.A. (English), 1968; University of Cambridge, certificate of education, 1972. Hobbies and other interests: Natural history, horticulture and agriculture, travel, architecture, music, politics, and painting.

Agent—Rosemary Canter, c/o Peters, Fraser & Dunlop, Drury House, 24-43 Russell St., London WC2B 5HA, England.

Come Back, Grandma was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize.


China Lee, Orchard (London, England), 1987, published as You're Amazing, Mr. Jupiter, illustrated by Lesley Bisseker, 1995.

Trees Rule OK!, Orchard (London, England), 1988, published as Tree Trouble, illustrated by Sue Heap, 1997.

Meet the Greens, Orchard (London, England), 1988, published as Chicken Mission, illustrated by Sue Heap, 1997.

Big and Little, Orchard (London, England), 1988.

Mr. Loopy and Mrs. Snoopy, illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees, Orchard (London, England), 1989.

Me Jane, Orchard (London, England), 1989.

Big Trouble, Orchard (London, England), 1990.

Come Back, Grandma, illustrated by Claudio Muñoz, Knopf (New York, NY), 1993.

Girl, Fifteen, Charming but Insane, Delacorte (New York, NY), 2004.

Girl, (Nearly) Sixteen, Absolute Torture, Delacorte (New York, NY), 2005.


(With Patrick Cordingley) Captain Oates, Soldier and Explorer (biography), B. T. Batsford (London, England), 1982, revised edition, Leo Cooper (London, England), 1995.

Up the Garden Path (novel), Transworld (London, England), 1984.

Love Forty (autobiography), Transworld (London, England), 1986.

The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere, Bantam (London, England), 1987.

Love's Labours (novel), Transworld (London, England), 1989.

Dulcie Domum's Bad Housekeeping, Fourth Estate (London, England), 1990.

Out on a Limb, illustrated by Ros Asquith, Mandarin (London, England), 1992, Severn House (New York, NY), 1999.

Sheep's Eyes and Hogwash (novel), Heinemann (London, England), 1992.

More Bad Housekeeping, illustrated by Marie Hélène Jeeves, Fourth Estate (London, England), 1992.

Dulcie Dishes the Dirt, Fourth Estate (London, England), 1994.

Passion Fruit (novel), Heinemann (London, England), 1995.

Enlightenment (novel), Heinemann (London, England), 1997.

Dulcie Goes Native, Severn House (London, England), 1998.


Author of weekly column, "Dulcie Domum," for London Guardian, 1990-2001. Writer for television series Up the Garden Path, ITV.

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