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Lauren St John

Lauren St John is author of the award-winning Laura Marlin mysteries and the bestselling One Dollar Horse series.


Lauren St John won the 2010 Blue Peter Book of the Year Award for Dead Man’s Cove. White Giraffe has won several awards, including the East Sussex, Calderdale and Stockport prizes.

5 Fun Facts About Lauren St John

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  • Lauren grew up in Rainbow’s End Farm in Gadzema, Africa
  • She had a pet giraffe named Jenny and warthogs named Miss Piggy and Bacon!
  • The Laura Marlin stories were inspired by Lauren’s childhood favourites The Famous Five and The Secret Seven
  • Lauren’s single best thing about her childhood was her black horse Morning Star
  • She was once the golf correspondent for The Sunday Times

By Lauren St John

  • The One Dollar Horse

    The One Dollar Horse