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  • 5 stars across 54 books
    Charles Dickens (7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870) is considered the greatest novelist of the Victorian era and created many of the worlds most notable fictional characters, including Fagin, Mr Micawber and Miss Havisham. GILL TAVNER was an English Teacher and Head of Department before turning to writing when she had young children of her own. She has also taught English in South East Asia, worked as a personal trainer, been a management trainee in an insurance company, led treks in Africa, run her own business and painted fake tattoos on Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Perhaps it is this variety that makes her such a versatile writer. KAREN DONNELLY lives in the English seaside town of Brighton, where for the past twenty years she has been working as a fulltime illustrator, mostly of children's books. She has solid experience in illustration for publishing, advertising and commercial clients.
    8th May 2014

    Journey to the River Sea

    An Amazon adventure set in the wilderness of Brazil, Journey to the River Sea is filled with mystery and memorab... More

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    5th September 2013

    Skellig 15th Anniversary Edition

    To celebrate 15 year of this internationally successful, multi-award-winning novel, a beautiful clothbound edition, wi... More

    (25 reviews)
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    31st May 2018

    Oliver Twist

    In the dark, dangerous streets of Victorian London Oliver enters the world of people so poor and desperate that they wil... More

    (10 reviews)
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    6th November 2014

    Great Expectations

    One of the world's greatest writers is introduced to a new audience through this accessible retelling with lively illust... More

    (4 reviews)
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    26th October 2017

    Oliver Twist

    Charles Dickens' classic story of a young boy who seeks his fortune on the streets of London. After Oliver Twist as... More

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    15th January 2020

    Respect: The Walter Tull Story

    Tully and his brother don't have much. But they do have each other. And Tully has an amazing talent. Football. But whe... More

    (3 reviews)
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    27th August 2004

    Florence Nightingale

    The remarkable story of Florence Nightingale, from her privileged childhood to the horrors of her work in the Crimea and... More

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    27th June 2012

    Lucky Stars 1: The Best Friend Wish

    One night Cassie is gazing at the twinkling sky, when suddenly a shooting star zooms into her bedroom and transforms, ... More

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    20th March 2006

    Private Peaceful

    A stunning adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's elegaic novel of the First World War. As young Thomas Peacef... More

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    5th July 2012

    Lucky Stars 5: The Film Star Wish

    One night Cassie is gazing at the twinkling sky, when suddenly a shooting star zooms into her bedroom and transforms, ... More

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