Catherine Storr

Author

About Catherine Storr

Catherine Storr (1913-2001) was an English children's writer, best known for her novel Marianne Dreams and for the Clever Polly series. She was born in London, and attended St Paul's Girls' School, and went on to study English literature at Newnham College, Cambridge.

She tried unsuccessfully to become a novelist but without giving up this ambition she studied medicine, qualifying as a doctor in 1944. She worked at the Middlesex Hospital. Afterwards, while regularly producing new children's books, she also worked as an editorial assistant for Penguin Books, from 1966 to the early seventies.

She married in 1942 and in 1944 had the first of her three daughters. She divorced in 1970 and remarried the economist Lord Balogh (1905-1985).

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International Children's Book Day
A classic story to celebrate International Children's Book Day, Polly And the Wolf Again by Catherine Storr from Puffin.
1 year ago
November Events
What better book than Clever Polly And the Stupid Wolf by Catherine Storr to stay inside and get lost in! From Puffin.
2 years ago
November Events
What better book than Polly And the Wolf Again by Catherine Storr to stay inside and get lost in! From Puffin.
2 years ago
International Day of the Girl
Polly And the Wolf Again, with so many different girls in books, why not read this one! By Catherine Storr, published by Puffin.
2 years ago
International Day of the Girl
Clever Polly And the Stupid Wolf, with so many different girls in books, why not read this one! By Catherine Storr, published by Puffin.
2 years ago
International Day of the Girl
Tales of Polly and the Hungry Wolf, with so many different girls in books, why not read this one! By Catherine Storr, published by Puffin.
2 years ago
International Day of the Girl
More Stories of Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf, with so many different girls in books, why not read this one! By Catherine Storr, published by Puffin.
2 years ago
International Day of the Girl
The Complete Adventures of Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf, with so many different girls in books, why not read this one! By Catherine Storr, published by Puffin.
2 years ago