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Simon Mayo - Author

itch simon mayo aluminum Simon Mayo is best known for his BBC Radio 2 Drivetime show. He began writing four years ago, when he decided to create something for his son Joe, an avid reader and science nut. Having spent ten years interviewing scientists for his Radio 5 Live show he had plenty of ideas, and was soon consumed by ITCH and his story, waking up in the middle of the night to write. Simon has spent the last three years juggling his broadcasting job with visiting schools and talking about the ITCH series. During this time he’s met over 10,000 children as well as having appeared at literary and science festivals. Simon has worked on BBC radio since 1981 and runs a Book Club on his Radio 2 show. He is also the co-presenter of "Kermode and Mayo's Film Review" on BBC Radio 5 Live. In 2008, Mayo was recognized as the "radio broadcaster of the year" at the 34th annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards and the "Speech Broadcaster of the Year" at the Sony Radio Academy Awards.

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Blame
Simon Mayo
Shortlisted for Best Crime Novel for Young Adults, CrimeFest Gala Awards 2017 | July 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell : tense, unusual thriller Set in a not-too-distant future in which, following the collapse of the EU and a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Itchcraft
Simon Mayo
Fans of teen element hunter and chemistry aficionado, Itchingham Lofte, will be delighted to see him back for another adventure, and they won't be disappointed: this is another gripping page turner. As ever the MacGuffin is the coveted chemical element...
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Format: Paperback | Released 26/03/2015
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Itchcraft
Simon Mayo
Exploding euros and exciting elements - join Itch, Jack and Chloe on their latest adventure. Itchingham Lofte, teenage element hunter and unlikely hero, has had enough excitement to last him a lifetime.
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Format: Hardback | Released 11/09/2014
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Itch Rocks
Simon Mayo
It's time to save the world. Again. It is the second book in the explosively exciting ITCH series by radio presenter Simon Mayo.
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Format: Hardback | Released 27/02/2014
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Itch Rocks
Simon Mayo
After almost poisoning his whole class with arsenic gas, going on the run from a psychotic science teacher and nearly dying of radiation poisoning, life is getting back to normal for Itchingham Lofte - at least, as normal as it...
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Format: Paperback | Released 27/02/2014
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Itch
Simon Mayo
Shortlisted for the National Book Tokens Children's Book of the Year 2012 A terrific action adventure packed-full of fascinating true science! Itch is making an unusual collection: when it is finished, it will include all the elements of the periodic...
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Format: Paperback | Released 25/10/2012
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Itch
Simon Mayo
Shortlisted for the National Book Tokens Children's Book of the Year 2012 and March 2012 Debut of the Month. A terrific action adventure packed-full of fascinating true science! Itch is making an unusual collection: when it is finished, it will include...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/03/2012
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