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William Sutcliffe - Author

William Sutcliffe is the author of five adult novels, including the international bestseller, Are You Experienced? His first novel for Young Adults, The Wall, was published in 2013 to much critical acclaim, including being shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize. Circus of Thieves is his first novel for younger children.

William lives in Edinburgh with his wife and three children.

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We See Everything
William Sutcliffe
Set in a frightening future version of London in which the lives of two teenage boys cruelly collide in a divided city, this gripping page-turner has pertinent contemporary resonance, and packs powerful moral and emotional punches. Read it to be...
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Format: Hardback | Released 21/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedConcentr8
William Sutcliffe
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Set in a near-future version of London, where a drug called Concentr8 has been extensively prescribed to young people diagnosed with ADHD, this is the brilliantly provocative second young adult novel from the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 30/06/2016
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Circus of Thieves and the Comeback Caper
William Sutcliffe - illustrated by David Tazzyman
The Austen of audacity, Armitage Shanks, circus master and dastardliest of villains is back and up to no good, to the delight of fans of these wacky, inventive and hugely entertaining books. And indeed, readers are promised (warned?) that this...
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Format: Paperback | Released 19/05/2016
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Reader ReviewedConcentr8
William Sutcliffe
Set in a near-future version of London, where a drug called Concentr8 has been extensively prescribed to young people diagnosed with ADHD, this is the brilliantly provocative second young adult novel from the bestselling author of Are You Experienced? and...
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Format: Hardback | Released 27/08/2015
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Circus of Thieves on the Rampage
William Sutcliffe - illustrated by David Tazzyman
Roll up, roll up! Shank's Impossible Circus is back in town in this hilariously wacky adventure from bestselling author William Sutcliffe.
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Format: Paperback | Released 26/02/2015
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Reader ReviewedCircus of Thieves and the Raffle of Doom
William Sutcliffe - illustrated by David Tazzyman
One of our Books of the Year 2014 A funny and fast-paced adventure with a brilliant cast of eccentric characters and a great setting in a circus. Adventurous Hannah lives in a very, very dull village with parents who think...
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Format: Paperback | Released 27/03/2014
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The Wall
William Sutcliffe
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 - Longlisted for the 2013 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize A moving and thought provoking story which will encourage readers to question divisions in society. Joshua lives safely on one side of the Wall. When...
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Format: Paperback | Released 13/03/2014
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The Wall
William Sutcliffe
Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 - Longlisted for the 2013 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize A moving and thought provoking story which will encourage readers to question divisions in society. Joshua lives safely on one side of the Wall. When...
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Format: Hardback | Released 11/04/2013
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