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Helen Dunmore first established herself as a poet, but became internationally known as a novelist when she won the Orange Prize in 1996. A prolific writer, she has also had considerable success writing books for children.
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12 December 1952 HD was born at Beverley in Yorkshire, the second of four children. Bibliographic Citation link.
13 March 1995 HD's next book, the historical novel A Spell of Winter (written while she was pregnant), was felt to have made her reputation. Bibliographic Citation link.
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