Mabel Esther Allan was born in 1915 in Wallasey in the Wirral, Cheshire, and lived in that area all her life. She died in 1998. Her first book, The Glen Castle Mystery, was published in 1948 and she went on to write well over 100 books under her own name as well as using the names Anne Pilgrim, Patricia Hagon and Jean Estoril. She also wrote numerous short stories, of which GGBP have published several in our editions of her books.
Please note that The Adventurous Summer will not be published until July. It would be very helpful if you could order this now.