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Barbara Mitchelhill - Author

Barbara Mitchelhill was born in Rochdale and trained as a teacher. While she was teaching, she began writing for BBC children's TV and went on to write for educational publishers, before writing novels for children. She makes school visits all over the country, and enjoys appearing at literary festivals and talking to teachers and librarians, some as far away as the Caribbean. Her hobbies include reading, theatre, music, gardening and walking her border terrier, Ella. She lives in Staffordshire and has two grown-up daughters.

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The Disappearing Daughter
Barbara Mitchelhill - illustrated by Tony Ross
In a nutshell: comic triumphs and mishaps of school boy super-sleuth Damian Drooth's life changes when he comes across a book called A Hundred Ways to Catch a Criminal. Overnight he is transformed from – in his words – ‘bored...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2018
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The Popstar's Wedding
Barbara Mitchelhill - illustrated by Tony Ross
In a nutshell: comic triumphs and mishaps of school boy super-sleuth Damian Drooth is a crime-buster extraordinaire, an ace detective; at least he is in his own imagination. Despite what his mother says, he's determined to find crimes to solve...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2018
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Billy's Blitz
Barbara Mitchelhill
Award-winning Barbara Mitchelhill brings Billy's war-struck childhood vividly to life in this dramatic story of survival. Billy's dad is away fighting and Billy's mum thinks that the war will always be far away from their home in South London. As...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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A Twist of Fortune
Barbara Mitchelhill
Victorian London provides a dramatic backdrop for this dramatic story about a much changed life for Sam, Eliza and Alfie Pargeter. The children have always lived a happy life in the country with their parents but, when their father takes...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2013
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Road to London
Barbara Mitchelhill
The world of Shakespeare and his theatre sparkles with life in this fast-paced historical novel. Thomas loves everything about the players and dreams of joining them if he ever has the chance. Having met Mr Shakespeare while studying at school...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2012
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Run Rabbit Run
Barbara Mitchelhill
This thrilling and poignant World War II adventure featuring the story of a young girl and her brother whose father is a pacifist is one of the best war time novels for children to be published in while. Desperate to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2011
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