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Brian Conaghan - Author

Brian Conaghan was born and raised in the Scottish town of Coatbridge but now lives in Dublin. He has a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. For many years Brian worked as a teacher and taught in Scotland, Italy and Ireland. His novels include The Boy Who Made it Rain, When Mr Dog Bites, which was shortlisted for the 2015 Carnegie Medal, and The Bombs That Brought Us Together, published in 2016, winning the 2016 Costa Children's Book Award.

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Reader ReviewedThe Weight of a Thousand Feathers
Brian Conaghan
Heart wrenching, honest, funny and bold, this exceptional novel about the life, loves and agonies of a young carer, and the love between a mum and her sons, is a storytelling triumph. Seventeen-year-old Bobby Seed is a devoted son and...
Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/06/2018
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Reader ReviewedThe Bombs That Brought Us Together
Brian Conaghan
May 2017 Book of the Month | Winner of the Costa Book Awards, Children's Book category, 2016 Charlie's life should be pretty miserable: he lives in Little Town, where everyone spies on everyone else, and the population is caught between...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Bombs That Brought Us Together
Brian Conaghan
Winner of the Costa Book Awards, Children's Book category, 2016 Charlie's life should be pretty miserable: he lives in Little Town, where everyone spies on everyone else, and the population is caught between their oppressive rulers and violent criminals who...
Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/04/2016
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When Mr Dog Bites
Brian Conaghan
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal This is the launch of a major new writing talent. Brian Conaghan makes you travel every step of the way in Dylan's shoes, laughing and crying - often at the same time -...
Lovereading Price: £0.00 Featured in: YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/01/1970
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