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Oldham, June

Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(?   -    ) UK author of The Raven Waits (1979), a fantasy about Beowulf; and a Young Adult tale, Foundling (1995; vt Found 1996), set in a Near Future America where fears of Overpopulation have led to punitive controls over reproduction. The young protagonist, exiled to a countryside inhabited by Gothic figures of menace and occasional hope, establishes as expected a kind of family among her fellow rejects from a bad world. [JC]

June Oldham

born Lincolnshire

works

  • The Raven Waits (New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1979) [hb/]
  • Foundling (London: Hodder Childrens' Books, 1995) [hb/]
    • Found (New York: Orchard Books, 1996) [hb/Wendell Minor]

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