Robert Westall - Author

About the Author

Robert Westall was born in Northumberland and went to school in Tynemouth. He studied fine art at Durham University and after he graduated he worked as an art teacher.  Despite having two degrees in Fine Art, and majoring in Sculpture, Robert Westall spent his working life teaching art in secondary schools, and writing only in his spare time. He loved teaching and worked in Birmingham, Yorkshire and Cheshire as a head of department.

He has had around 40 books published and they vary from ghost stories to fantasy epics.

Robert Westall died in 1993.

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Other books by Robert Westall

The Machine Gunners

The Machine Gunners

Author: Robert Westall Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Chas McGill has the second-best collection of war souvenirs in Garmouth but wants it to be the best. When he stumbles across the wreckage of a downed German bomber, he finds the ultimate trophy - a working machine gun. Hiding his discovery from the local police, Chas recruits his friends and together they build a fortress for their prize. But war is not a game and soon both friendships and loyalties are tested when the gang's actions have dangerous consequences. Robert Westall wrote The Machine Gunners for his son, Christopher, based on his own experiences during the Second World War. A modern classic of children's fiction, it went on to win the CILIP Carnegie Medal in 1975 and has been in print ever since. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

The Machine Gunners

The Machine Gunners

Author: Robert Westall, Ali Taylor Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/11/2012

An adaptation of the Carnegie Medal-winning children's novel.

Size Twelve

Size Twelve

Author: Robert Westall Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2008

A Time of Fire

A Time of Fire

Author: Robert Westall Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2007

The Wind Eye

The Wind Eye

Author: Robert Westall Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/10/2006

The Making of Me A Writer's Childhood

The Making of Me A Writer's Childhood

Author: Robert Westall Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2006

The Machine Gunners

The Machine Gunners

Author: Robert Westall Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/04/1996

Carnegie Medal Winner.

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