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Leon Garfield - Author

Leon Garfield was born in Brighton in 1921. His brief art studies were interrupted by the outbreak of World War II, when he joined the army. After the war he worked as a hospital laboratory technician until in the 1960s his literary success enabled him to devote himself completely to writing. He lived with his wife, the children's writer, Vivien Alcock, in Highgate, North London, which has featured in many of his novels.

He was working on a four-hour dramatisation of The Odyssey for BBC Radio when he died on 2nd June 1996.

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Smith
Leon Garfield - illustrated by Kenny McKendry
Smith is a sort of artful dodger character of his time. Set in 18th century London, this is the story of a 12 year old and how, having pickpocketed an elderly man only to see him immediately murdered realises he...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Jack Holborn
Leon Garfield
An action-packed story of pirates, ghosts, treasure and mutiny – young Jack Holborn finds himself swept up in dizzying dangers after he stows away aboard the Charming Molly. It's an adventure that sweeps across the high seas and back into...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/08/2009
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