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Ruth Thomas

Ruth Thomas

  • 4 stars across 7 books
Ruth Thomas was born in Wellington, Somerset, in 1927. She received a BA Honours Degree in English and a Diploma in Education from Bristol University and went on to teach in a number of primary schools in the East End of London. Ruth began writing soon after she retired in 1985. Her first novel The Runaways won The Guardian Children's Fiction Award. This was followed by four further critically acclaimed novels including The Secret, which was televised by Thames Television. She died in 2011.
2nd June 1988

The Runaways

Julia and Nathan have no friends to speak of. They're misfits of Mrs Henrey's class - awlays the last to be picekd for t... MoreThe Runaways

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30th September 2013

The Paper Bag Baby

Edward is the school wheeler-dealer with dreams of becoming a millionaire by the time he's twenty. When he finds a myste... MoreThe Paper Bag Baby

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15th August 1991

The Secret

Mum knew she shouldn't have left the children alone. That was why she was hurrying home, running to catch the evening ... MoreThe Secret

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18th November 1993


There's been a spate of break-ins lately in the area and everyone in Kate's class is saying that the burglar is Desmond ... MoreGuilty!

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18th March 2018

Motley Farm

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1st January 1970

The Hideaway

. . . A mystery suspense for young teens with all the necessary ingredients of intrigue, villains, a midnight chase an... MoreThe Hideaway

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