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Rachel Ward - Author

Rachel Ward, author of the NUMBERS series, grew up in Bookham, Surrey. After school she studied Geography at Durham University and, combined working for a number of local authorities with raising a family. She began writing in her 30's, starting out with short stories. One of these short stories formed the basis of the idea for NUMBERS. Rachel later came to the attention of Chicken House at a local writers' surgery and was signed to Chicken House as a result.

Her debut novel, NUMBERS, was the winner of Winner of the Flemish Children and Youth Literature Prize 2011 and the Angus Book Awards 2010, and was shortlisted for the prestigious Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2009 and the Branford Boase Award 2010.

The sequel to NUMBERS, entitled NUMBERS 2: THE CHAOS, was released in June 2010 and the third and final book in the series, NUMBERS 3: INFINITY was released in June 2011.

NUMBERS is currently in production as a film, and is being produced by the same film-makers who gave us This is England '86 and Four Lions.

Ward’s gritty YA thriller, THE DROWNING was published in May 2013. The second in the series, WATER BORN, will be published in August.

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Water Born
Rachel Ward
Brilliant swimmer Nic is haunted by the body of a boy she sees under the water when she is training. Who can he be and why does no-one else see him? As more and more strange things all connected to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/08/2014
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Reader ReviewedThe Drowning
Rachel Ward
May 2013 Book of the Month From the bestselling author of Numbers, comes the first in a new series of chilling ya/teen thrillers. A dark pyschological drama, with a supernatural twist, of jealousy, love and redemption...exploring the issues of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/05/2013
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Numbers 2 The Chaos
Rachel Ward
A gripping thriller set in a not too distant future tells of Adam's secret and his dreaded power – he can tell the date of people's death. As the waters rise and conditions in the countryside worsen, Adam and his...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2010
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Rachel Ward
A tough, teenage novel about being different. Jem's life has been hard from the beginning and it is not made any easier by her dangerous secret; every time she looks into a person's eyes, she sees the date on which...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2009
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