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  • 5 stars across 13 books
    Having studied English Literature at university , Charlie began his career in the film business carrying cans of film round Soho and making very bad cups of tea on the principal that he'd then be asked to do something a bit more interesting, a strategy that he recommends to anyone starting out as a tea-boy. He progressed to the BBC where he worked in film editing on everything from Drama to Current Affairs. He then went to California where he morphed into a screenwriter, having been awarded a Warner Brothers Fellowship in Screenwriting at USC School of Cinema and TV. He's written screenplays for Tri-Star, MGM, Paramount and Warner Bros among others. He continues to write for the movies, and also television. He still thinks that being a film editor is a pretty damn fine way to learn about story-telling in general, and narrative structure and pacing in particular. Charlie also moved into other types of writing including magazine features, a computer game and as both a national Sunday newspaper columnist and restaurant reviewer. Finally he found the way to combine all those writing strands and produced some rattling-good children's books! The Stoneheart trilogy has been a massive international hit and Charlie has recently sold the movie rights of Stoneheart to Paramount. He has also been asked to write the screenplay himself, which just shows you should never make plans, since he actually wrote the books to get away from Hollywood for a bit... In his personal life, Charlie met and married his wife, a fellow Scot, in LA. They have two children, whom Charlie calls his first, most important, and toughest audience. They've all now returned from California and live in Edinburgh with a terrier called Archie.
    7th April 2016

    Dragon Shield: The City of Beasts: Book 3

    New allies and new hope leave siblings Will and Jo ready to face the dark force that lurks in the British Museum. It h... More

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    1st February 2008

    Dragon

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    9th August 2007

    London Pride

    After seeing off a burglar who was stealing State papers, the cousins spend their Christmas money on a scruffy rag-and-b... More

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    5th March 2015

    Dragon Shield: The London Pride: Book 2

    A dark force has woken in the British Museum and stopped time, freezing London and its inhabitants. Will and Jo are th... More

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    20th September 2007

    Stoneheart: Book 1

    'Deep in the City something had been woken, so old that people had been walking past it for centuries without giving i... More

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    3rd July 2014

    Dragon Shield: Book 1

    The start of a thrilling, action-packed trilogy from Charlie Fletcher, set in a world where statues come to life and d... More

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    1st May 2008

    Stoneheart: Ironhand: Book 2

    'Edie,' said George, 'we're going to do this together. I'll be right there with you. Anything, anyone trying to get you ... More

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    3rd January 2013

    Far Rockaway

    Cat is knocked down by a speeding fire truck whilst crossing 55th St and 3rd Ave in Central Manhattan. She wakes in a ... More

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    7th March 2013

    Ironhand

    'Edie,' said George, 'we're going to do this together. I'll be right there with you. Anything, anyone trying to get you ... More

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    7th March 2013

    Stoneheart

    'Deep in the City something had been woken, so old that people had been walking past it for centuries without giving it ... More

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