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Elizabeth Gray Vining
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Readers interested in the Quakers might want to read some of the author's books for adults published under the name Elizabeth Gray Vining: The Contributions of the Quakers; Friend of Life: A Biography of Rufus M. Jones, about a prominent Quaker who lived from 1863 to 1948; and The Virginia Exiles, a novel about Quakers exiled to the Virginia mountains for refusing to fight in the Revolutionary War. Gray's forte is books with a historical background. Other biographies for young adults are Young Walter Scott, about the Scottish author, and Mr. Whittier, about the American Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier.

Her novels for young adults include the award -winning Adam of the Road, which surveys Chaucerian England through the eyes of a young boy, and I Will Adventure, which does the same for Shakespearian England. Shakespeare himself is a main character in the latter.

Two historical romances with female points...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Penn from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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