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Robert Westall - 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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Blitzcat
Robert Westall
In an extraordinary mix of fact and fiction, Robert Westall describes the Second World War through the eyes of a cat. Blitzcat leaves her home to track down her person, a pilot with the RAF. Her journey takes her through...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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The Machine Gunners
Robert Westall
Now with a brilliant new cover look, Robert Westall's gripping first novel for children set during World War Two is celebrating its fortieth anniversary. One of the best war books ever written for children. Completely unputdownable, scary and with incredibly...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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The Kingdom by the Sea
Robert Westall
Guardian award-winning novel about courage, friendship and war. Reissued into the Essential Modern Classic list. Lovereading Review to follow...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/05/2009
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Christmas Spirit
Robert Westall
Robert Westall was without doubt one of the finest children's authors of the 20th century. In this marvellous collection, his favourite themes come to the fore - cats, christmas and ghosts. Beautifully illustrated by enormously respected John Lawrence, there is...
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Format: Hardback | Released 31/10/2007
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The Scarecrows
Robert Westall
A powerful and haunting story about a boy's pain and jealousy after the death of his father. Simon is outraged when his mother tells him that she plans to remarry. He can't stand Joe Morton. He's everything his father wasn't...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2005
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The Machine Gunners
Robert Westall
Carnegie Medal winner in 1975. This is one of the best war books ever written for children. Completely unputdownable, scary an dincredibly well portrayed characters. It captures the life during World War II so brilliantly though not surprisingly...
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 04/05/2001
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