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Catherine Johnson

  • 5 stars across 14 books
    Catherine Johnson is a born-and-bred Londoner who no longer lives in London but by the sea. She studied film at Central Saint Martins School of Art; the fantastic time she had there made up for school, which was horrible. She has written many books for young readers, and her recent novel, Sawbones, published by Walker Books, won the Young Quills Award for historical fiction and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Her other books include Brave New Girl (Frances Lincoln Children's Books), and A Nest of Vipers, published by Random House Children's Publishers UK. Catherine has also written for film, notably the critically acclaimed Bullet Boy, and TV, including Holby City. She lives with her husband and two geriatric pets: a deluded cat and an ancient tortoise. She enjoys baking cakes and knitting. She was taught how to drive (horses, not cars) by an ex-brewery dray driver in Spitalfields.
    5th September 2018

    Race to the Frozen North: The Matthew Henson Story

    Matthew Henson was simply an ordinary man. That was, until Commander Robert E. Peary entered his life, and offered him a... More

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    3rd October 2013

    Sawbones

    "Gentlemen!" William McAdam addressed the room, a knife in each hand. "Your watches, please! I guarantee you the fastest... More

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    2nd August 2018

    Freedom

    Winner of the Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2019!"Filled with humour, compassion and hope" Imogen Russell Wi... More

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    19th August 2009

    Con Men

    Con men have many tricks and schemes to part you from your money. This book will help you see when something is just too... More

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    1st November 2013

    Cleasaithe

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    5th January 2008

    A Nest of Vipers

    Cato Hopkins is the youngest member of Mother Hopkins's 'family' - a group of skilled fraudsters and pickpockets. There'... More

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    3rd January 1998

    Other Colours

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    19th August 2011

    The Nightmare Card

    Sara and Mina have been best friends for years. So when Sara gets hold of some Tarot cards and suggests they start tel... More

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