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Encyclopedia > Alison Uttley

Alison Uttley (17 December 18847 May 1976), née Alice Jane Taylor, was a prolific British writer of over 100 books. She is now best known for her children's series about Little Grey Rabbit, and Sam Pig. December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Born in Cromford and brought up in rural Derbyshire, she was educated at the Lea School in Holloway and the Lady Manners School in Bakewell, where she developed a love for science which led to a scholarship to Manchester University to read physics. In 1906 she became the second woman honours graduate of the University. Cromford, in Derbyshire, England, is a village that is one of the significant sites in the development of the Industrial Revolution. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... The Doctors Surgery and Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall in Holloway Dethick, Lea and Holloway is a civil parish (and, since 1899, an ecclesiastical parish), in the Amber Valley borough of the English county of Derbyshire. ... Lady Manners School is an English secondary school situated in Bakewell, a market town in the Peak District National Park. ... Bakewell is a small market town in Derbyshire, England, deriving its name from Badecas Well. According to the UK 2001 census the civil parish of Bakewell had a population of 3,979. ... University of Manchester Motto: Cognitio Sapientia Hvmanitas Knowledge, wisdom, humanity. ... This is a discussion of a present category of science. ... For other degrees, see Academic degree. ...

After leaving university she trained as a teacher in Cambridge and in 1908 took up the post of physics teacher at the Fulham Secondary School for Girls. Three years later she married James Arthur Uttley. The Uttleys had one son, John Taylor. James Uttley died in 1930, his health having been affected by his service in the First World War. Geography Status City (1951) Region East of England Admin. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ...

The Uttleys lived at Downs House, 13 Higher Downs, Bowdon, Cheshire from 1924 to 1938 which now has a blue plaque to signify the association. Bowdon is an area in south-west Greater Manchester in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, United Kingdom. ...

Alice began writing to support herself and her son financially after she was widowed. Her first books were a series of tales about animals, including little Grey Rabbit, the little Red Fox, Sam Pig and Hare. She later began writing for older children and adults, particularly focussing on rural topics. She was also interested in dreams and fantasy. She drew on these interests in one of her most popular books, A Traveller in Time which mixed dreams and historical fact in a story about a twentieth-century girl who is transported back to the 16th century and becomes involved in a plot to free Mary, Queen of Scots. Uttley later settled in Beaconsfield, in a house named Thackers after the house in A Traveller in Time. Thackers was set in a house in Dethick in derbyshire now owned by Simon Groom (former Blue Peter Presenter) and is now a B and B advertised on the web. Dreaming is the subjective experience of imaginary images, sounds/voices, thoughts or sensations during sleep, usually involuntarily. ... For other uses, see Fantasy (disambiguation). ... Mary, Queen of Scots is the name of: Mary I of Scotland, the former queen of France and Scotland executed by her cousin Elizabeth I of England Mary, Queen of Scots (movie), a 1971 film about that queen starring Vanessa Redgrave Mary, Queen of Scots (1969 book), a 1969 book... Beaconsfield is a market town in Buckinghamshire, England lying almost 25 miles NW of London. ...

Uttley was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree by Manchester University in 1970 in recognition of her literary work. An Honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum) is a degree awarded to someone by an institution that he or she may have never attended, it may be a bachelors, masters or doctorate degree - however, the latter is most common. ... Doctor of Letters (Latin: Litterarum doctor; D.Litt. ...

External links

  • Alison Uttley Papers at the University of Manchester.
  • Biography at Derbyshire UK.
  • Altrincham Local History Society - Biographies of Local People



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