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Tom Mitchell

  • 5 stars across 6 books

 HOW TO ROB A BANK is Tom's first novel. He lives in London with his wife and son Dylan, and teaches English literature.


 In 2015 he was one of twenty-five Twitter accounts worldwide invited to have its tweets showcased in the Twitter Fiction Festival. He has had comedy sketches performed for BBC Radio 4 and has had both nonfiction and fiction pieces published at The Classical and Londonist websites. He was a semi-finalist in the UK Channel 4-organised search for new writing The Play's the Thing.



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7th March 2019

How to Rob a Bank

A funny, filmic and fast-paced crime-caper by a hilarious new voice in middle-grade fiction, ideal for read... MoreHow to Rob a Bank

(15 reviews) Review
8th July 2021

Escape from Camp Boring

A wild, laugh-out-loud adventure through the not-so-great outdoors, from the author of HOW TO ROB A BANK an... MoreEscape from Camp Boring

(11 reviews) Review
2nd April 2020

That Time I Got Kidnapped

A hilarious, action-packed road-trip adventure from the author of HOW TO ROB A BANK, ideal for readers aged... MoreThat Time I Got Kidnapped

(9 reviews) Review
7th July 2022

When Things Went Wild

‘Mitchell is well aware of what will make kids laugh. An observant and captivatingly funny story’ ... MoreWhen Things Went Wild

(9 reviews) Review
14th March 2024

How to Stop the End of the World

Colin Coleridge is facing a long, boring summer holiday with NOTHING to do. But when he notices some weird ... MoreHow to Stop the End of the World

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