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Robert Swindells

  • 5 stars across 68 books
    Robert Swindells is one of the most respected authors in the UK today. After serving in the RAF he taught for eight years before beginning to write full time. He first won the Children's Book Award in 1984 for Brother in the Land, going on to win three more times. He was awarded the Carnegie Medal in 1993 for the novel Stone Cold.
    26th February 2015

    Stone Cold

    Stone Cold is the seventh in the Young Sherlock Holmes series in which the iconic detective is reimagined as a b... More

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    12th June 2006

    Room 13

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    6th April 2017

    Knife Edge

    'The Noughts & Crosses series are still my favourite books of all time and showed me just how amazing story-tell... More

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    26th November 1992

    The Ice Palace

    Ivan lives in a land where the winter is dark and fearful. Starjik, King of Winter, steals Ivan's little brother and Iva... More

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    4th January 2007

    Blitzed

    George is fascinated by World War Two. Bombers, Nazis, doodlebugs. But he discovers the reality is very different from h... More

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    5th January 2012

    A Skull in Shadows Lane

    The war has just ended in the tiny village of Coney Cley, and Josh and his gang are desperate for some excitement. Whe... More

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    3rd June 1999

    Abomination

    Martha is twelve - and very different from other kids, because of her parents. Strict members of a religious group - the... More

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    12th February 2015

    Blackout

    Power is out. Security is down. Computers hacked. The world's most destructive computer virus is out of control and the ... More

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    18th May 2012

    Deep End, The

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    25th June 2004

    The Orchard Book Of Viking Stories

    The fiery world of the Vikings is filled with amazing adventures and acts of courage. Battles with mighty giants, demons... More

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