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Brandon Robshaw

Brandon Robshaw

  • 5 stars across 32 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... MoreThe Big Wish

(4 reviews) Review
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... MoreLivewire Investigates: Gladiators

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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?... MoreLivewire Chillers: The Fetch

(0 reviews) Review
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... MoreLivewire Youth Fiction: On the Rob

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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... MoreLivewire Chillers The Surgeon

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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... MoreLivewire Chillers Ghost Dog

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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... MoreLivewire Chillers The Mirror

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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... MoreLivewire Chillers The Underground

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6th April 1998

Livewire Youth Fiction The Gardener's Tale

Youth Fiction is a series of exciting stories about the issues, dramas and challenges of being young. The Gardener's Tal... MoreLivewire Youth Fiction The Gardener's Tale

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