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Georgia Byng

Author from United Kingdom

Georgia Byng (born 6 September 1965) is a British author of children's books. She went to The Central School of Speech and Drama but gave up acting to write. Her first writing was in comic strips. Byng illustrated too. Her first published book was a comic strip story - The Sock Monsters. Byng's best known work is Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism, about a girl who finds a book about hypnotism and learns how to hypnotise people. In later books, Molly Moon learns to use other powers; including time stopping, time travel, mind reading, and morphing. Georgia Byng is the elder daughter and second child of the 8th Earl of Strafford and his first wife Jennifer May (now married to businessman Sir Christopher Bland, a former BBC and British Telecom chairman). She was previously married in 1990 (divorced 1995) to Daniel Chadwick, by whom she had a daughter, Tiger Rose, born 1991. She now lives with her second husband, artist Marc Quinn, and her three children, daughter Tiger and sons Sky and Lucas. Byng is the elder sister of publisher Jamie Byng of Canongate Books.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1965-09-06
Nationality
United Kingdom

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