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Alex Wheatle

  • 5 stars across 9 books
    Alex Wheatle is the best-selling author of several books including the modern classic Brixton Rock, and the multi-award winning Crongton series. He was awarded an MBE for his services to literature in 2008, has been twice nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and has won numerous awards including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.
    4th April 2019

    Home Girl: or The Miseducation of Naomi Brisset

    'Alex Wheatle is the real deal; he writes with heart and authenticity, books that make you laugh and worry and cry a... More

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    15th October 2018

    Kerb-Stain Boys: The Crongton Broadway Robbery

    Life on the Crongton estate can be rough for Briggy. Dad's lost his job, Mum's working so hard to make ends meet, and ... More

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    1st October 2020

    Cane Warriors

    Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize and the Iris Award Longlisted for the YA Jhalak Prize Nobody free till everybody free... More

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    3rd March 2016

    Crongton Knights: Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

    Winner of the Guardian Children Fiction's Prize 2016 Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2017 Living on ... More

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    5th March 2015

    Liccle Bit

    What's worse than hiding a secret? Liccle Bit's about to find out... Venetia King is the hottest girl at school. To... More

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    6th April 2017

    Straight Outta Crongton

    THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE 2016 Round these ends, it's hard t... More

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    17th May 2018

    Home Boys

    Four friends decide to run away from the horror of their everyday lives in a children's home in the English countryside.... More

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    7th January 2021

    The Humiliations of Welton Blake

    Welton Blake has done it! He's asked out Carmella McKenzie - the best-looking girl in school - and she's only gone and... More

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    3rd February 2022

    Kemosha of the Caribbean

    Kemosha and her brother have lived their whole lives in slavery. Sold away to work in lawless Port Royal, Kemosha takes ... More

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