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Brandon Robshaw

  • 5 stars across 31 books

    Brandon Robshaw is the author of 21 children's novels and over 60 educational books. His most recent children's novel, The Big Wish , was published by Chicken House in 2015. It was shortlisted for the James Reckitt Hull Children's Book Award 2016

    Brandon is also a freelance journalist and used to be a regular book reviewer for the Independent on Sunday . He lectures in Creative Writing, Children's Literature, and Philosophy for the Open University, and Writing for Children for Westminster University; he has a degree in English Literature and an MA in Philosophy, and is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy with the Open University. He enjoys running; plays the ukulele a little bit and the piano an even littler bit. He blogs about the state of the English language from a liberal pedant's perspective

    Brandon may also be familiar as the dad in the BBC television programme Back in Time for Dinner , a 6-part series about the history of food in Britain from the 1950s to the present-day. The first series ran from 17th March to 21 April 2015 on BBC2. The follow-up series, Back in Time for Christmas , went out in December 2015 and 2016. The latest series, Further Back in Time , is broadcast weekly on BBC2 from 24 January 2017.

    2nd April 2015

    The Big Wish

    Eleven-year-old Sam has a problem. Well, quite a few problems. So when he sees a shooting star, he naturally wishe... More

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    29th October 2004

    Livewire Investigates: Gladiators

    To ensure accessibility Hodder & Stoughton has worked with The Basic Skills Agency on "Livewire", a series of reading bo... More

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    5th April 1999

    Livewire Chillers: The Fetch

    Who is the tall thin stranger in the black coat and hat? And why is he following John?... More

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    1st April 2003

    Livewire Youth Fiction: On the Rob

    Stimulating and accessible, the titles in the LIVEWIRE series have been produced in association with The Basic Skills Ag... More

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    22nd November 2013

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    8th June 2001

    Livewire Chillers The Surgeon

    To ensure accessibility and readability, Hodder & Stoughton have worked with The Basic Skills Agency on Livewire - a ser... More

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    8th June 2001

    Livewire Chillers Ghost Dog

    To ensure accessibility and readability, Hodder & Stoughton have worked with The Basic Skills Agency on Livewire - a ser... More

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    8th June 2001

    Livewire Chillers The Mirror

    To ensure accessibility and readability, Hodder & Stoughton have worked with The Basic Skills Agency on Livewire - a ser... More

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    8th June 2001

    Livewire Chillers The Underground

    To ensure accessibility and readability, Hodder & Stoughton have worked with The Basic Skills Agency on Livewire - a ser... More

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