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Alex Shearer - Author

Alex Shearer was born in 1949 in Wick, in the far north of Scotland and enjoyed writing from an early age. He went on to write several TV series including the 1990's sitcom The Two of Us, and numerous stage and radio plays.

More recently he has started writing for children. His Wilmot stories have been adapted for TV by Yorkshire television, and his children's novel, The Greatest Store in the World, was screened as a feature length TV film on Christmas Eve 1999 by the BBC.His recent novel 'The Speed of the Dark' was shortlisted for the 2002 Guardian Fiction Prize.

He lives in Somerset and is married with two grown-up children.

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The Ministry of Ghosts
Alex Shearer
A spooky funny mystery with ghost-hunting, useless adults and tea! Thruppence and Tim don't know what they're getting themselves into when they ring the bell at the house with...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/10/2014
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The Cloud Hunters
Alex Shearer
November 2012 Book of the Month In this thrilling and thought provoking adventure fantasy set in a world without water, the Cloud Hunters are vital for the community's survival. Setting out on their missions, they track down the clouds...
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2012
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