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Darren Simpson

  • 5 stars across 4 books
    Darren Simpson is in his thirties and lives with his wife and children in Nottingham. He has written numerous adult short stories, and The Dust on the Moth, a crowdfunded multimedia collaboration including music downloads, art and photography. This is his first book for younger readers.


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    7th March 2019


    A unique coming-of-age story with a jaw-dropping secret at its heart, Scavengers is an unforgettable, contemporary twist... More

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    5th August 2021

    The Memory Thieves

    Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2022 What you don't remember can't hurt you... Cyan has lived at the Elsewhere S... More

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    3rd March 2022


    The real world is a hostile place for twelve-year-old Bren, his schooldays stalked by vicious bully, Shaun, and his fami... More

    (5 reviews)
    1st June 2020

    Rollercoasters: Scavengers

    Landfill is a boy raised with animals behind the walls of Hinterland -an industrial landscape succumbing to weeds and wi... More

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