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In compiling this website, I have used information from a number of sources. I am grateful to the staff at Westminster Reference Library in London for their help during my research.

Biographical information from newspapers

The Daily Mirror, “Catherine proved them wrong” (August 18th, 1947)

The Daily Express, “Blind Date” (November 5th, 1956)

The Sunday Times, “Between The Lines – Books” (September 18th, 1988)

Sydney Morning Herald, “The girl with the golden pen” (September 18th, 2009)

The Irish Times, “Queen of Storytellers who published first novel at age 17” (October 24th, 2009)

Book data

Contemporary Authors Online, Thomson Gale (2005)

UK Who’s Who, Oxford University Press ( 2013)

Aus Lit, www.austlit.edu.au

Bibliographical data from Catherine Gaskin interview

Desert Island Discs, BBC Radio 4 (October 25th, 1980)

Photo credits

About page: Photographer, Bill Hughes (1960)

Interview page: Photographer Tom Blau (1951)

To the best of my knowledge, all of the content of this website which is not © Wyndham Media Ltd is in the public domain. For inaccuracies or copyright claims, please contact me.

Ian Skillicorn, November 2013 (updated June 2015)