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Melvin Burgess

  • 4 stars across 31 books
Melvin Burgess was born in London and brought up in Surrey and Sussex. He has had a variety of jobs before becoming a full-time writer. Before his first novel, he had short stories published and a play broadcast on Radio 4. He is now regarded as one of the best writers in contemporary children's literature.
7th October 2021


Brandon is a boaster – he says he is brilliant at lots of things. Then he is challenged to count up to ten million. So B... MoreCount

(9 reviews) Review
3rd April 2014


This 20th Anniversary edition of the classic novel comes with an introduction from former children's laureate Malorie Bl... MoreJunk

(1 review) Review
2nd August 2018

The Lost Witch

Bea has started to hear and see things that no one else can – creatures, voices, visions. Then strangers visit Bea and t... MoreThe Lost Witch

(1 review) Review
1st July 2021

Three Bullets

The Bloods are in control and they’re desperate to turn Britain into the world they want to see: right, white, Christia... MoreThree Bullets

(1 review) Review
31st March 2015

Highwayman Higgins

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1st July 2003


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7th February 2013

An Angel For May

Tam is unhappy at home and often takes refuge in the ruins of Thowt It Farm. But then one day he is transported back to ... MoreAn Angel For May

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31st March 2003

Robbers on the Road

An exciting tale, narrated from two very different perspectives, about two boys' efforts to become highwaymen to fool th... MoreRobbers on the Road

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22nd September 2007

Sara's Face

Melvin Burgess, author of the award-winning young adult novel Junk, explores the sinister side of fame, obsession and th... MoreSara's Face

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5th June 2014

War Girls

1914: war has broken out across Europe and beyond. Nothing will ever be the same again for those caught up in the confli... MoreWar Girls

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