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Joan Lennon - Author

Joan Lennon was born in Canada and came to Scotland in 1978. She has had a wide range of jobs from ice-cream sundae constructor to piano teacher to Putzfrau at the Munich Olympics. She has written novels for all age groups and is attempting to break the world record for the largest number of books to include the word "ferret" somewhere in them. She has appeared all over the UK at book festivals, libraries and schools, where she gives talks and leads workshops for readers and writers of all ages. She has been a Hawthornden Fellow, the Jessie Kesson Fellow, a resident at the Chateau de Lavigny, and has received a Creative Scotland Writer’s Bursary. Her most recent book, Silver Skin (BC Books, 2015) was shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Trust Prize 2017. Read a Q&A with the author about Silver Skin here and read a Q&A with the author about Walking Mountain here. She now lives in Fife, a Kingdom which is said to have the shape of a dog's head. If this is true, her house is on the tip of the ear, which explains a lot. Joan has a husband, four tall sons, one short cat, and has decided to go on writing forever.

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Reader ReviewedWalking Mountain
Joan Lennon
In a nutshell: thoroughly charming and original fantasy adventure Joan Lennon's new fantasy adventure is hugely entertaining, with a vividly described other/future world, and as unusual and appealing band of unlikely heroes as you could hope to meet. When they...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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Silver Skin
Joan Lennon
Shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2017 The bleak but beautiful ancient village of Skara Brae on Orkney is the setting for this original and intriguing novel, and an atmosphere of otherness pervades the story. Lennon brings together the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 16/06/2015
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The Case of the London Dragonfish
Joan Lennon
This is the first in an intriguing new series featuring Slightly Jones, a little girl with red hair, lots of freckles and a flyaway temper who is determined to become the next Sherlock Holmes. When a fossil goes missing from...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2010
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Wag and the King
Joan Lennon
How to keep his human out of trouble is the job of Wag, the old dog who tells this delightfully quirky story. His human is Tom, a boy who has been apprenticed to the Court's minstrel. And that would all...
Lovereading Price: £3.99 - Saving £1.00 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2009
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Questors
Joan Lennon
Questors is a great fantasy novel with alot of interesting and amusing characters. I thought the plot was good and really involving with an unexpected ending. Along the way there were also many funny and unexpected events. I...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2007
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Author's Website

www.joanlennon.co.uk/

Author's Blog

joanlennon.blogspot.co.uk/

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