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Catherine Barter

  • 5 stars across 4 books
    Catherine Barter grew up in Warwickshire, and then lived in Norwich for ten years, where she worked in a library, a bookshop, and for an organisation campaigning for the rights of garment workers. After gaining a PhD in American literature, she ditched academia for the lucrative world of independent bookselling. Currently she lives in East London and co-manages Housmans, a radical independent bookshop in King's Cross.
    1st June 2017

    Troublemakers

    Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018 Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018 Longlisted for th... More

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    4th February 2021

    We Played With Fire

    Nominated for the Carnegie Medal Maggie has witnessed impossible things. But no one believes her, and now her family ha... More

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