Frances M Hendry

Frances Mary Hendry (born 1941) is a British writer of children's historical fiction. Born and educated in Glasgow, Scotland she now resides in Nairn,[1] where many of her books are set.


Hendry was a teacher for 23 years and wrote plays and pantomimes for the Nairn Drama Club.[2][3] She submitted a story to the first BBC "Quest for a Kelpie" writing competition and won first prize — the book took its name from the competition.[4][5] She has subsequently had 16 books published, most of which are historical fiction for young adults; historically accurate, with imaginary young people inserted into them. Two are fantasy; two are for younger readers. Several have won prizes and awards.[6][7]


  1. "Oxford University Press: Education and Children's books". Retrieved 2015-05-04.
  2. "Nairn Drama Club | The Little Theatre, Nairn". 2015-04-22. Retrieved 2015-05-04.
  3. "Scottish Arts Council - Opening of Nairn Little Theatre - 'Bit of a Pantomime'". 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2015-05-04.
  4. "Publisher of the Month: Floris Books". March 2007. Books from Scotland ( Archived 2014-07-17. Retrieved 2015-05-06.
  5. "Frances Hendry". Canongate Books ( Archived 2005-01-04. Retrieved 2015-05-06.
  6. "Oxford University Press: Education and Children's books". Retrieved 2015-05-04.
  7. "The Tribulations of a Child-widow" (review of Chandra). 19 September 2006.

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