Olivia Manning

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Manning, Olivia,

1911–80, English novelist, b. Portsmouth, Hampshire. During World War II she served as a journalist in the Middle East. She is best known for her "Balkan trilogy": The Great Fortune (1960), The Spoilt City (1962), and Friends and Heroes (1966). These novels concern a British diplomat and his wife in Eastern Europe during World War II, and they brilliantly juxtapose historical and personal events.
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Some of the illustrators are based in the North East, including Brita Granstrom and Mick Manning, Olivia Lomenech Gill and Sara Ogilvie, and three - Pippa Curnick, Holly Sterling and Sian Jenkins - won a special competition for young illustrators set up especially for the book and to encourage new talent.
GIRLS AND GROOM: The newlyweds pictured above with, back row from left: Ruby Noble, Heidi Noble, Michelle Manning, Olivia Massey, Lyndsey Moore, Kelsey Trodden and Nicola Trodden.
LEVEL 3 - British Racing School Malcom Beck, Josephine Brunning (D Simcock), Sarah-Jane Clowser (D Elsworth), Amy Downie, Derek Frankland, Michael Gates, Warren Greatrex (O Sherwood), Paul Harley, Harry Haynes (J Ewart), Magda Jancarova (H Dunlop), Benjamin Manning, Olivia Maylam, Philip Middleton, Joanna Richards (N Richards), Carol Richardson (S Saville), Sarah Sawyer (R Ingram), Eleanor Smith (H Evans), Susan Wilson.