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  • 5 stars across 39 books
    Robert Westall was born in 1929 on Tyneside, where he grew up during the war. He went to the local Grammar School and then studied Fine Art at Durham University, and Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. He worked as an art teacher in Cheshire and for the Samaritans. His first novel for children, The Machine Gunners, published in 1975, was an instant success and was awarded the Carnegie Medal. His books have been translated into ten languages, dramatised for television and he won the Carnegie again in 1982 for The Scarecrows, the Smarties Prize in 1989 for Blitzcat, and the Guardian Award in 1991 for The Kingdom by the Sea. Between 1986 until his death in 1993, he devoted himself to his writing.
    7th August 2014

    The Promise

    A picture book of great beauty and hope about the power we have to transform our world. On a mean street in a m... More

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    8th September 2016

    The Machine Gunners

    Chas McGill has the second-best collection of war souvenirs in Garmouth but wants it to be the best. When he stumbles ... More

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    16th October 2003

    David and the Kittens

    David's cat, Furble, is getting fat: she's going to have kittens! in this gentle, beautifully told story, Furble follows... More

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    7th May 2015

    Blitzcat

    She made her way down the cliff, and on to the beach. At the edge of the waves, she stopped, shaking her wet paws. She... More

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    9th October 2006

    The Wind Eye

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    1st April 2008

    Size Twelve

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    1st November 1996

    Urn Burial

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    1st August 2007

    A Time of Fire

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