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Occupation  Writer
Name  Eleanor Updale
Nationality  British
Role  Fiction writer
Period  2003–present
Spouse  James Naughtie
Notable works  Montmorency series

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Alma mater  St Anne's College, Oxford; Queen Mary, University of London
Genre  Historical, mystery, suspense fiction; children's fiction
Education  St Anne's College, Oxford, Queen Mary University of London
Nominations  Nestle Smarties Book Prize
Books  Montncy, Johnny Swanson, Montncy On The Rocks, Montncy and the assassins, Montncy’s Revenge

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Eleanor Updale (born 1953) is an English fiction writer, best known for the Victorian-era London thriller Montmorency (2003) and its sequels, the Montmorency series.


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Eleanor Updale was born in 1953 and grew up in Camberwell in South London. She studied history at St Anne's College, Oxford, England, before becoming a producer of television and radio current affairs programmes for the BBC. She studied at the new Centre for Editing Lives and Letters at Queen Mary College, University of London, and was awarded a PhD in History in 2007. She is also a trustee of the charity Listening Books. Montmorency was her first book, published by Scholastic Corporation in 2003, and quickly followed by three sequels.

Updale is married to broadcaster James Naughtie. She has three children.


  • Montmorency series, published by Scholastic Corporation in the U.K. and subsequently by its Orchard Books imprint in the U.S.
  • Montmorency: thief, liar, gentleman? (2003)
  • Montmorency on the Rocks: doctor, aristocrat, murderer? (2004)
  • Montmorency and the Assassins: master, criminal, spy? (2005) – "the final installment of the Montmorency trilogy"
  • Montmorency Revenge: madman, actor, arsonist? (2006)
  • Montmorency's Return (2013)
  • Itch, Scritch, Scratch, illustrated by Sarah Horne (Barrington Stoke, 2008), OCLC 870424607 – picture book
  • Saved (Barrington Stoke, 2008)
  • Johnny Swanson (David Fickling Books, 2010) – "in 1929 England"
  • The Last Minute (David Fickling, 2013)
  • References

    Eleanor Updale Wikipedia

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