Dick King-Smith
Name: Dick King-Smith
Occupation: Children's Author
Gender: Male
Birth Day: March 27, 1922
Death Date: Jan 4, 2011 (age 88)
Age: Aged 88
Birth Place: Bitton, England
Zodiac Sign: Aries

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Dick King-Smith

Dick King-Smith was born on March 27, 1922 in Bitton, England (88 years old). Dick King-Smith is a Children's Author, zodiac sign: Aries. Nationality: England. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.


He won the 1984 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for The Sheep-Pig.

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As per our current Database, Dick King-Smith died on Jan 4, 2011 (age 88).


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Before Fame

He served in Italy during World War II and worked as a farmer for two decades. He published his first children's book, The Fox Busters, in 1978.


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Dick King-Smith grew up in the West Country, his father was Capt. Ronald King-Smith D.S.O., M.C., who ran several paper mills. Dick was educated at Beaudesert Park School and Marlborough College. He was a soldier in World War II, serving with the Grenadier Guards in Italy, and a farmer for 20 years before he became a teacher at Farmborough Primary School and author. King-Smith's first book was The Fox Busters, published in 1978 while he was living and teaching in Farmborough. He was one of Britain's most prolific authors and wrote over a hundred books. In later life he lived in Queen Charlton, a small farming village near Bristol, contributing to the maintenance and conservation of the local area as the vice-president of the Avon Wildlife Trust. He married his first wife, Myrle, in 1943. They had three children: Juliet, Giles and Liz. Myrle died in 2000, and King-Smith subsequently married Zona Bedding, a family friend.


King-Smith died at his home near Bath, Somerset, on 4 January 2011 at the age of 88. He was survived by three children, 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

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