Paul Gallico was born in New York City in 1897. He worked on The New York Daily News before moving to Salcombe in South Devon where he began to write novels. Gallico wrote over forty books including the famous story, The Poseidon Adventure. He died in 1976.Classic storytelling from a bestselling author. Gallico's most famous story, THE SNOW GOOSE, is set in the wild, desolate Essex marshes and is an intense and moving tale about the relationship between a hunchback and a young girl. THE SMALL MIRACLE is a contemporary fable about a young boy's love for his dangerously ill donkey.