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  • 5 stars across 27 books
    James Riordan grew up during the war. After he left school he worked as a postman, a barman, a crate stacker, a railway clerk and a double bass player before doing his national service. After demobilization he did a joint honours degree in Social Science and Russian and then spent five years in Moscow working as a translator. Back in England he lectured at Birmingham and Bradford Universities before becoming Professor of Russian at Surrey University. In 1999, he won the NASEN book award for 'Sweet Clarinet' (OUP) His book, 'The Prisoner' has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal.
    14th May 2013

    War Games

    Esther and George have never met but both their lives have been touched by war. Will they be forced to give up their b... More

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    1st July 2004

    Football Stories

    The stories in this book will make you laugh, make you cry, make you hold your breath - just like the game! They're all ... More

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    19th December 1996

    Four Seasons

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    28th July 2009

    My G-r-r-r-reat Uncle Tiger

    When Marmaduke, a stripy marmalade cat, discovers a picture of a stripy orange tiger, he recognises their similarities a... More

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    1st March 2010

    The Ugly Little Swan

    The newly born swan is not like the others - he's small and brown and ugly. His brothers and sisters won't play with him... More

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    1st April 2000

    The Coming of Night: A Yoruba Creation Myth from West Africa

    Long, long ago, when the earth was new, the great river goddess Yemoya sent her daughter Aje to marry a handsome earth c... More

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    14th November 2008

    Sniper

    Stalingrad snipers were a legend in their time. Their patience, keen eyes and ruthlessness helped win the Battle of Stal... More

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    26th November 2015

    Survivors: WWII: A Young Girl's Story

    It's spring 1940 in occupied France when Marie and her mother find themselves looking after two injured soldiers. But ... More

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    26th November 2015

    Survivors: The Great Depression: A Young Girl's Story

    It's 1930s America and the Depression has ripped the nation apart. Poverty is rife and families are starving. Fourteen... More

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