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Rachel Billington - Author

Poppy's hero is Rachel Billington's fifth novel for children. She's also published twenty adult novels, the latest, The Missing Boy, about a thirteen year old who runs away from home. Rachel has been an editor and regular contributor to Inside Time, the national newspaper for prisoners, since it was founded over twenty years ago. Insights arising from her prison work emerges in this new childrens' novel. She has four children and five grandchildren, all keen readers. Rachel is married to the film and theatre director, Kevin Billington. They have four children, five grandchildren, and live in Notting Hill, London and near Sherborne, Dorset.

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Poppy's Angel
Rachel Billington
Rachel Billington's dramatic follow-up to Poppy's Hero features two opposing kinds of London kids, with Poppy straddling the gulf between them as she and her friends are drawn into a strange, unimaginable world.
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2013
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Poppy's Hero
Rachel Billington
Winner of the 2013 Leeds Book Awards 9-11 age category This is an accomplished and perceptive story of a feisty, yet angry and bewildered girl as she deals with the pain of her dad's downfall when he goes to prison. ...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2012
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