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Francois Place

  • 5 stars across 6 books
    Timothee de Fombelle is a much-admired French playwright. Initially working as a teacher/lecturer, he soon turned to writing and in 2006 produced his first novel, Toby Alone, known in his native France as Tobie Lolness. Highly acclaimed, it has been translated into 22 different languages and has won numerous prizes. Toby's extraordinary story continues in Toby and the Secrets of the Tree, to be published in 2009.
    1st November 2010

    War Horse

    The book that inspired Steven Spielberg's Hollywood blockbuster movie and an internationally acclaimed stage show ...it ... More

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    4th January 2012

    Meeting Cezanne

    A gentle, evocative story of a young Parisian boy's summer in 1960s rural Provence. When Yannick learns that he is to s... More

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    31st July 2014

    War Horse

    This special edition of War Horse commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, and featur... More

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    28th March 2009

    Toby Alone

    An awards-laden adventure of heroism, friendship and survival - with a powerful ecological message - set in a captiv... More

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    1st February 2010

    Toby and the Secrets of the Tree

    The second and final part of the thrilling adventure of heroism and friendship in an unforgettable miniature world. Tob... More

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    23rd March 2000

    A Voyage of Discovery

    Orbae was an island of myth and fable, lost forever except for the work of its cartographers. Place creates an entire wo... More

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